California

Surfer Survives Shark Attack By Punching It Repeatedly

Razor-sharp teeth, glass jaw

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A California surfer who survived a shark attack says he punched the beast in the head until it finally released him.

Scott Stephens says the great white pulled him underwater Tuesday at a popular surf spot and let him go only after receiving the blows to its head.

Stephens said he went surfing around 10 a.m. Tuesday and was having a good day. He was catching waves about 150 yards from other surfers at Bunkers, a popular local surf spot near Humboldt Bay.