Terrifying moment 8ft shark leaps out of the water yards from surfers in Hawaii after spate of horror maulings | The Sun

A SHARK has been filmed leaping out of the water just yards from surfers in Hawaii following spate of horror attacks across the US.

The beast – thought to have been eight foot long – was seen in Honolulu on Sunday in footage taken by Jan Yamasaki.

It appears to be a spinner shark, known for rotating in the air.

A Waikiki Aquarium official said it may have also been a blacktip or sandbar shark.

All three breeds are not thought to pose a major risk to humans.

The Sun reported last week on the horrifying moment a fisherman had his finger bitten off by a shark off the coast of Florida.


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Additional footage in the Sunshine State showed the moment a massive 1,300lb hammerhead feasted on a 6-foot shark.

And terrifying images show a number of great white sharks prowling around the US coast last week after dozens of high profile attacks.

Pictures taken and shared on Sharktivity show there had been at least 11 sightings in the Cape Cod, Massachusetts, area at the end of last week.

The sightings came after a six person was mauled by one of the predators off the East Coast.

Max Haynes, 16, had been surfing with friends just off Long Island when the dangerous beast chomped on his right foot.

He told The Post: “I felt something on my foot like a bear trap, just get me from below. It went straight for my foot and clamped down. It felt like it broke my foot.”

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 Surfer Shawn Donnelly, 41, was knocked off his board when a sand tiger shark attacked off the coast of Smith Point Beach on July 13.

He was left with a four-inch gash wound to the leg.

Donnelly revealed he punched the shark to fend off the beast.

He told NBC New York: “It got my left calf and knocked me off my board… when I was falling off my board, I saw the fin and its back.”

Donnelly managed to ride a wave that returned him to shore.


A 49-year-old tourist, from Arizona, was also attacked by a shark at Seaview Beach on the same day.

According to the New York Post, police said the "shark came up from behind and bit him on the left wrist and buttocks."

John Mullins, 17, who was participating in lifeguard training, was attacked by a shark on July 7.

Lifeguard Zach Gallo, 33, was bitten while he was doing training exercises at Smith Point Beach on July 3.

He told WCBS-TV that he felt a "sharp pain."

Zach punched the shark in a desperate bid to fend off the attack.

On June 30, a 57-year-old man reportedly suffered a laceration while swimming off Jones Beach.


In Florida there have been at least 13 attacks this year, data shows.

And one resort there – New Smyrna Beach – has been dubbed the shark capital of the world.

Tasa Summers, 40, was on vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida when she was attacked by a beast on July 16.

She told WESH that she "didn't see anything in the water" before the shark attack.

Her injuries were not fatal or life-threatening.

Addison Bethea, 17, was forced to get her leg amputated after being savaged by a shark in June.

She was scalloping with her brother when the predator pounced.

And, mom-of-two Lindsay Bruns was left with a half-circle-shaped wound after she was also attacked in June.


Executive director of the Rhode Island-based Atlantic Shark Institute, John Dodd, previously told the Boston Globe: “We see more detections, but we also have many more receivers.

“We know these sharks have been in this area for a long, long time… millions of years. We’re getting much better at detecting them now.”

Chris Paparo, who has worked with sharks for 20 years, said the predators can sometimes get confused and mistake humans for injured seals.

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He told The Sun: "If you're a surfer and wearing a black suit, you look like a seal.

"When we're swimming, we're clumsy and a surfer almost fits the profile of what a shark might want to eat – a sick or injured seal."

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