Surfer punches shark during attack at Bells Beach
A French surfer has escaped with only four stitches after punching a shark during an attack at Bells Beach.
Dylan Nacass was surfing at Bells on Friday when he felt his right leg being bitten by the shark.
"I punch him one time, two time," Mr Nacass said.
The shark let go, but Mr Nacass said he could see it circling and knew his leg was bleeding.
"I see when he turn around me, I'm really scared because I know when I see his face I know he want to kill me," he said.
The aftermath was captured on camera by Graham Blade, who started filming after the shark first went for Mr Nacass's leg.
It shows local surfer Matthew, who Mr Nacass called "a legend", helping him into shore with the shark just centimetres behind them.
"I really would like to surf with him another day," he said.
It is not known what species of shark was in the water.
Mr Nacass was taken to hospital and after getting four stitches on his wound, said he was now "all good".
Despite the close call, Mr Nacass said, "it's normal, it's natural" for sharks to be in the water and would not be deterred from heading back to surf.
As soon as his leg is healed, which could be as soon as next week, he said he wanted to go right back to Bells.
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