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Kauai surfer tells of punching out shark that chomped his surfboard

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:05 a.m. HST, Oct 22, 2013

LIHUE >> A 25-year-old Kauai surfer is celebrating his escape from a shark.

Jeff Horton told The Garden Island that he had surfed for three hours Sunday morning at near Kilauea when he had his wildlife encounter. He was waiting to catch a wave when he saw a dark shape approaching.

The shark clamped down on his surfboard. Horton was knocked off and onto the shark.

The former boxer held a fin with one hand and began punching with the other.

He says he punched the shark about eight times and finally jammed a knuckle into its eye.

The shark spit out the board and flung Horton into the air. Horton climbed back on his board and paddled in.

He was not injured but his board has a semi-circle bite mark.

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Oahuan wrote:
LOL, "punching out". Glad to see even the Star Advertiser uses pidgeon now and then.
on October 22,2013 | 07:32AM
Hawaiians wrote:
Oh man any one want to go surf at Kilauea with me today?
on October 22,2013 | 10:15AM
cojef wrote:
Stay out of the water, the sea is the domain of the shark.
on October 22,2013 | 07:41AM
DABLACK wrote:
Lucky he never bite the shark back !!
on October 22,2013 | 08:06AM
sluggah wrote:
Finally a good use for MMA!
on October 22,2013 | 08:27AM
bigislandkurt wrote:
I guess the shark tapped out. The scorecard is still in favor of sharks 100-2.
on October 22,2013 | 09:17AM
pgkemp wrote:
on October 22,2013 | 12:14PM
dlum003 wrote:
Great, another shark attack hero
on October 22,2013 | 01:58PM
Sunny wrote:
Wow! The makings of a great movie!
on October 22,2013 | 02:20PM
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