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Great White Shark Photobombs SoCal Surfing Contest


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Participants in a Southern California surfing contest unknowingly had another contender in their midst – a great white shark!


According to the Orange County Register, the shark was captured on film as it performed a spectacular ‘Sharknado’ style breach behind surfer Tyler Warren.

The event occurred during the San Onofre Surfing Club’s annual contest at San Onofre just south of San Clemente – an area where juvenile great whites are occasionally spotted during summer and fall.

Jordan Anast, who captured the incredible moment on film, told the Orange County Register that he initially thought it was a dolphin before realizing it was, in fact, a great white shark.

“It’s a shot I’ll never get again,” the longtime surf photographer told the newspaper.

California State University Long Beach Shark Lab’s Chris Lowe estimates the shark’s length to be nine feet.

Anast told the Orange County Register he plans to get the image printed and framed for surfer Tyler Warren, who didn’t see the shark jumping just behind him!

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