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Victorian surfer fends off shark with a punch to the nose

  • Surfer Marcel Brundler fought off a white pointer shark in Victoria on Tuesday
  • The 37-year-old was surfing near Lorne, west of Melbourne, at the time
  • Mr Brundler said he punched and kicked his way out and rode a wave to shore 
  • He received a little scratch on his back and teeth marks were seen on his board
  • The popular surf beach has been closed and Fisheries Victoria has been notified

A surfer has escaped almost unscathed after having to fight his way out of the jaws of a shark.

Marcel Brundler, 37, had puncture marks in his board and wetsuit after the attack near Lorne, west of Melbourne, on Tuesday.

‘At first I didn’t think anything of it, we have lots of dolphins in the water here, but then I realised it was big, much bigger,’ Mr Brundler said.

‘I’m no expert but this was a least three metres long.

Marcel Brundler, 37, has escaped almost unscathed after having to fight his way out of the jaws of a shark near Lorne, west of Melbourne, on Tuesday (pictured is his surf board)

Mr Brundler said he punched and kicked his way out and rode a wave to shore.

‘I was really really lucky this wave popped up out of nowhere.’

Mr Brundler had just a little scratch on his back and was remarkably calm after the attack, police said.

‘The shark left bite marks in his board and tore at his wetsuit … but he has no injuries. He was very very lucky.’

The popular surf beach has been closed and Fisheries Victoria has been notified of the attack.

Mr Brundler says he’ll probably be back in the water next week.

‘Maybe not on my own though, it will be a little scary,’ he said.

 

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