Shark Attack on the North Shore
A 28-year-old surfer was attacked by a shark yesterday on the North Shore of Oahu. The surfer, Joshua Holley, was surfing Leftovers when a tiger shark, estimated to be 10-feet long, tore into his left foot.
After the initial attack, the shark moved toward the nose of Holley’s board. According to Holley, he remained calm and threw a few blows at the shark, striking him on the nose. After the volley, the shark swam away.
“I felt this unreal push on the left side of my body. It was like this popping sensation on my foot and I looked down to my left and I saw this huge dorsal fin,” Holley said in an interview with HawaiiNewsNow. “Survival mode kicked in and I punched it really hard once and then twice…I didn’t want to panic or go into shock or anything like that.”
I remember seeing a Hammerhead thrashing in the shallows at Leftovers while checking the spot some years ago. That spot has always had a reputation for being sharky.