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Could True Ames Fins Have Saved Eric Geiselman from A Great White Shark Attack??? November 13 2009

Eric Geiselman ( New Symrna Beach, FL )  was surfing in Santa Cruz early November and was hit by a Great White right before dark. His board was snapped in half and a set of True Ames glass ons remained intact.  Good thing he had those hexcore fins in there to take the brunt of the shark’s impact. In the surfline video you can see the cracked glass around the fin and a clean snap on the tail section.   When he felt he was under attack, Geiselman paddled fast to shore, as he was 50 yards from the beach. Later, the O’Neill Cold Water Classic California, held very close to the shark attack, got an alert call from the Floridian, who was also competing in the event.  Eric Geiselman, his brother and some friends were not injured.  There are 22 species of sharks documented in the area and with plenty of wildlife in the water there are bound to be some large sharks lurking in the water so be aware. But remember, sharks are not out to eat humans, it’s mostly mistaken identity.  Below are frame grabs from the video posted on surfline. See link below to watch the clip. See The Video Great White Attacks Board Eric Geiselman's board after being hit by a great white shark in santa cruz

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