Dad snaps 10-year-old son surfing – and captures something hair-raising on camera

By Samantha Luiz
26 January 2017

When you see it...

When you see it.

Chris Hasson was taking photos of his son 10-year-old Eden surfing at Samurai Beach at Port Stephens when he spotted "a big dark shape" in the water.

Just as he is about to call the small group in, his son "takes of on a left and smashes it to the beach."

“Just as he is taking off I see something out of the corner of my eye," he wrote on Facebook.

"I keep shooting and after he finishes and starts paddling out I zoom in on the second photo and see he’s just done a backhand snap on an 8-foot Great White Sharks [sic] head.”

That's right! Chris had snapped his son surfing over a 2.4 meter great white shark - one of the most dangerous species to humans.

"Lucky he didn't fall off," wrote the relieved dad, alongside photos of the incredible moment.

"This photo is going straight to the pool room. Not everyday you get a photo surfing over a big white. Check its mouth. It's rolled over having a good look at his yummy yellow new wetsuit."


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