Video: Kayaker attacked out of no where by giant shark
While kayaking in Monterey Bay, a California man got the shock of a lifetime when a great white shark knocked him into the water and attacked his boat.
Video shows Correiar swimming away from the scene as the 14-foot beast went after his kayak.
"Bite marks show that it had the whole girth of the boat in its mouth," Correiar wrote in a blog post about the incident. "My boat is covered with bite marks from end to end with multiple punctures."
Though the incident took place in March, it only recently went viral after the footage was posted to YouTube.
Correiar wrote in his blog post that he was about 100 yards from shore when the shark attacked him. He was floating across the water when suddenly he heard a loud bang -- before he knew it, he was flying through the air.
"I landed outside my boat, look back to it and to my horror saw a large great white shark no more than three feet away had my kayak in its mouth," he wrote. "I could clearly see its 2-inch teeth and it's black eye that looked lifeless."
He said he put his face in the water to see if it was coming after him, but he couldn't see anything.
Correiar wrote that he tried to board a passing sailboat, but he was unable to get on board because it did not have a ladder. He asked the boaters to call the Coast Guard, and a rescue team arrived about five minutes later.
"I had always thought that great whites hit a target to test it and then backed off," Correiar wrote. "This was a prolonged attack on the surface."
Shark sightings are currently on the rise on the California coast, which experts say may be due to warmer waters caused by climate change and the recent El Nino.