Australian teenager Kirra-Belle Olsson's daily surf almost ended in disaster on Friday morning when a shark bit her leg as she dropped in on a wave.
13-year-old Kirra-Belle is one of Australia's most promising young surfers.
After the attack she was carried out of the water and taken to hospital by her father.
"I took the wave and then felt something grab my foot," Kirra-Belle told ABC News.
"I thought it was a mate behind me trying to scare me, Then the third time it swung me around and tried to pull me under."
"I saw the tail and I was just like, 'whoa', and I didn't know what to do, so I just started screaming. I paddled in and I was in shock and just started laughing."
"I thought 'whoa', what the hell. I just got bitten by a shark, Oh My God."