VIDEO: Shark leaps out of ocean behind unsuspecting surfer
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Talk about a picture-perfect moment.
A South Carolina mom captured video of a shark leaping into the air right behind her son as he was surfing.
Kaci Allen says her 15-year-old son, Ethan, was surfing the waves near Cherry Grove pier last week when a spinner shark jumped out of the ocean behind him and stole the show!
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"We’ve seen sharks in the water before, but never captured video of one; they’re fast!" she wrote in her caption on social media.
She even slowed the video down to see just how close the shark came to her son.
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The video has been viewed over 33,000 on YouTube.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, spinner sharks are very active, fast-swimming sharks often seen breaching the surface in a spinning motion while in pursuit of prey.
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They can grow up to 8 feet long and live for around 20 years.
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