Shark Attacks Surfer

Shark Attacks Surfer

Surfers at a beach in Sonoma county, California, used a surfboard strap as a tourniquet to save a man whose right leg was bitten by a great white shark.

Eric Steinley was attacked as he surfed about 50 yards from shore at Salmon Creek beach last Sunday, but managed to alert others in the water.

The 38-year-old said he managed to punch the shark in the face to force it to release him, then was helped ashore by a stranger who used his board strap to tie the tourniquet.

Other surfers added a second tourniquet before using a longboard as a stretcher and taking Steinley to a helicopter pick-up point. He was flown to Santa Rosa Memorial hospital, where doctors performed two surgeries to save his leg.

Well done to all involved, shark attacks are rare, and sharks are not the enemy, let’s respect them from a distance.

Shark VS Surf-mat rider

Shark VS Surf-mat rider

“F*ck, f*ck, f*ck, Shark!” is the main dialog, and let’s be honest you’re not going to say go away old chap. Roger Essig came face to face with an aggressive Sevengill Shark whist testing out his experimental helmet-mounted camera. Check out the footage for the full edit which took place at Gunnamatta Beach Victoria, 20th of June, 2021.

Fatal Shark Attack

Fatal Shark Attack

A 59-year-old surfer from the Sydney’s Northern Beaches has died after being mauled by a 4 metre Great White at Tuncurry. In a tragic twist, he had tried to warn his friends in the water about the shark just before it turned on him. Our thoughts are with his family and all those affected by this tragedy.

Surfer dies after shark attack

Surfer dies after shark attack

A man in his 40’s has tragically been killed after being attacked by a shark just off Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta, Australia. This is believed to be the third surfer killed by sharks in the last four months in northern NSW/Southern QLD.

The attack took place just after 5pm local time, he was attended to by paramedics after reportedly suffering a bite to the leg by a shark, sadly passing away shortly after.

Beaches north and south of Greenmount were closed soon after the attack and beaches further afield on the Gold Coast are expected to be closed tomorrow.

A police helicopter was deployed shortly after, searching for any sign of the shark that was responsible for the attack.


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Local surfer Leo Cabral was filming his 13-year-old son in the water at the time of the incident.

“I was focused on my son with a camera and I heard people yelling ‘shark, shark, shark’,” Mr Cabral told

“I looked around and thought maybe it’s a dolphin. I looked again at my son and with my camera, I zoomed in next to him to his left and I saw a board and the guy was laying down in the water.

Our thoughts go out to his friends, family and the surfing community in the area during this very difficult time.

Fatal Shark Attack of Surfer in California.

Fatal Shark Attack of Surfer in California.

According to press Ben Kelly a local shaper and surfer “was about 100 yards from shore at Manresa State Beach near Santa Cruz when he was attacked around 1:30 p.m., the California Department of Parks and Recreation said on Sunday.”

As it stands the type of shark is yet to be identified. You only have to read Bens bio to get an idea of the passion and love he had for surfing and shaping boards.

“Why do I shape surfboards? Well… it’s something I’ve done since I was a kid. A sort of escape from an overly-productive world to a simpler more creative space! What started as a way to fuel my own surfing passion has now become a way to stoke out my fellow surfers, and that is truly fulfilling to me. It’s the way I have found to give back to others. Thanks for all the support and love along the way!

I am a self-taught shaper bringing the core fundamentals of board building into a fresh new mindset and clean modern feel that works for you! I love the process of creating: taking something raw and formless and making it into something both functional and aesthetic. This involves working directly with surfers where they are at in their surfing journey and equipping them to take the next step.

You should feel stoked each time you enter the water and comfortable on your own board. That is something worth investing in. I invite you to take the next step and venture forward in getting the right board for you.

Thanks for all the support and love along the way!”

Ben Kelly.

Our thoughts go out to his family, all those who new Ben and the Santa Cruz community at this difficult time.