[ruler in cm]....taken in South Africa about 1984-85** ish..ID'ed as a great white bite by the Natal Shark's Board, I repaired it and the rider wasn't hurt.. (Ted Klenk)
Hey, a little research can find lots of information---according to the shark attack graph, this board was hit on **Sept. 30, 1982! I guess that teaches me to document the date on everything!
Also, below is the lead-up to this attack--I just converted a PAL video to NTSC (took 19 years) so finally got to see (and show my class) the great white caught after an attack on a paddleski on 7/24/82...(bringing on worries because of a fatal attack on 6/29/82 up the coast.
|1982.06.29||29-Jun-1982||SOUTH AFRICA||Eastern Cape Province||Ntlonyana Bay||Surfing||Alex Macun||M||27||FATAL||09h30||2.4 m [8'] white shark, species identity confirmed by witnesses & tooth pattern in surfboard||M. Levine, GSAF; R.B. Wilson, B. Davis, NSB; T. Wallett, p.46|
|1982.07.24.b||24-Jul-1982||SOUTH AFRICA||Eastern Cape Province||Nahoon, East London||Paddleskiing||Brian ‘Archie’ Plumb||M||38||No injury, ski bitten||16h00||2.4 m [8'] white shark, species identity confirmed by tooth fragment||B. Plumb, M. Levine, GSAF; R. Horn, E.L. Aquarium; T. Wallett, p.46|
|1982.09.30.a||30-Sep-1982||SOUTH AFRICA||Eastern Cape Province||Nahoon, East London||Surfing||Howard Fawkes||M||16||No Injury, surfboard bitten photos above!||14h50||Believed to involve a 2.8 m [9'3"] white shark||M. Levine, GSAF; R. Horn, E.L. Aquarium; T. Wallett, p.46-47|
|1982.09.30.b||30-Sep-1982||SOUTH AFRICA||Eastern Cape Province||Nahoon, East London||Surfing||Russell Lindsay||M||16||No injury, pressure ding on surfboard||16h00||R. Horn, E.L. Aquarium|