Lucky surfer recounts shark attack
THE survivor of a traumatic great white shark attack at Ballina described the ordeal as “full on”.
Fighting back tears, 43year-old local schoolteacher Lee Jonsson said he was paddling out at Shelly Beach when the 2.6m great white savaged his leg, ripping a 20cm wound to his left calf .
“Paddling back out, just about to sit in the spot where I thought there was going to be waves breaking,” the traumatised schoolteacher told Nine.
“Then wooshka. It just hit me from the side.
“I saw it coming back at me, got my board and just started spearing it. That was pretty full on. Then I caught a wave and got to the beach. I was so stoked to be on the beach.”