Surfer Has Close Call With White Shark Off Nauset

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Topics: Sharks

A surfer eyes a white shark fin off Nauset Beach Friday morning.  JOE MAULT / ORLEANS CAMERA AND VIDEO

It was a little too close for comfort for a surfer off Nauset Beach Friday morning, after a white shark passed within feet of his board.

The surfer, identified as a man from Brooklyn, N.Y., was paddling off the center of Nauset Beach, near the administration building, when the shark was spotted.  The scene was photographed by Joe Mault of Orleans Camera and Video, and seems to capture the surfer's surprise as the white shark cruises just behind his feet.

"This is a good reminder that white shark activity is still at it's peak off the coast of Cape Cod through October," Tweeted the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.  The interaction was first reported on the Conservancy's Sharktivity app.