Seaside, OR - 19 December 2005: Great White Shark Attacks Surfer

Thirty-six year old Brian Anderson was surfing near Tillamook Head, south of Seaside, when he felt something grab his leg. "As a surfer, it's your worst nightmare to get attacked by one of those things," he said. He punched the ten-foot shark near the eye — a tactic he says he learned by watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel — and it released him. He suffered relatively minor injuries to his ankle.

The Washington Post has the AP story.