It was a perfect day for surfing, Shaun Moore told CNN. He and his seven-year-old son, Chandler, left for New Smyrna Beach in Orlando, Florida last Saturday, the sun shone, the waves were perfect.
According to the report, father and son shared the surfboards with their surfboards, and Shaun Moore gave Chandler a boost to get the boy off to a perfect start. A GoPro camera was attached to the seven-year-old's surfboard - and the video of the wave ride is currently causing a stir on social networks. Shaun Moore posted it on his Twitter account:
pic.twitter.com/RRuzToMWe2- Shaun Moore (@ShaunMoore) December 1, 2019
The seven-year-old is seen taking the wave, getting up on the surfboard, balancing for a few seconds - and then getting knocked off the board. "I thought what hit me was just a fish," Chandler told CNN. Only when father and son later looked at the video footage, they had noticed her error: It was not a fish, but a shark.
According to the report, it was probably a so-called small blacktip shark, he was found frequently off the coast of New Smyrna Beach. Chandler was not injured in the incident. When asked if he would go back surfing soon, he said, "Absolutely."