A surfer was bitten in the legs by a shark in the sea in California , but he could kick it and survive. Nick Wapner , 19, was attacked on Tuesday morning while surfing with friends at Montana de Oro beach , reported The Tribune of San Luis Obispo . The area is about 320 kilometers (200 miles) northwest of Los Angeles . Ranger supervisor Robert Colligan said Wapner reported being attacked by a 15-foot white shark . The voracious animal bit his right ankle and then his right thigh.
Wapner told the newspaper that the shark attacked him from behind while he was getting ready to surf a wave.”Everything happened so fast, but I turned and saw that one of my legs was in his mouth,” he said. “It was huge.”
The surfer said the shark bit his legs as if for a second, but then he could kick it and let go. The animal then turned around and left. Wapner said he asked for help from his friends who were on the beach . He swam to the shore and one of his friends took him to the hospital, where 50 stitches were sewn and he was discharged.