NSB Surfer Jumps Off Board, Lands on Shark

Elias Levy [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

New Smyrna Beach has recorded its 12th shark bite of the year, proving why it is the Shark Bite Capital of the World.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue said that 32-year-old Stephen Michelena was surfing in about 4 feet of water and he jumped off his board, landing directly on a shark.

Obviously, the shark was startled, and it bit Michelena once on the foot before swimming away.

He refused transport to the hospital, and was treated on the beach for minor lacerations to his left foot.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue reminds beach-goers to always swim in front of a life guard.