Oregon Surfer says shark chomped through boardBy KING 5 News, 20. October 2011
NEWPORT, Ore. — A great white shark could be responsible for buying an Oregon surfer a new surfboard.
According to friends, Bobby Gumm, was surfing off South Beach, by the south end of Newport, Oregon, around noon on Thursday.
An experienced big-wave surfer, Bobby was about 600 feet off the shore when he said he was attacked by what he believed was a great white shark, 16-feet long.
Bobby, uninjured by the close encounter with the shark, was helped out of the water by another surfer. His board was in bad shape, with a massive bite mark taken right out it.
Bobby and his best friend Kevin, both chefs at Bay 839 Restaurant in Newport, took the surfboard to a local shop, where the pictures were taken.
The restaurant now plans to permanently display the surfboard.
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