A FLUSTER told about what it felt like to be attacked by two great white sharks at once in the world’s only double attack.
Shannon Ainslie was just a teenager when he was attacked by two 13-foot-long monsters – one hurled himself in the head as they charged into his torso.
And with 90 others killed in of South Africa Deadly waters – the young surfer’s escape has become folklore in the Eastern Cape.
The horrible incident is still double shark An attack on a human has been recorded.
Shannon vividly remembers how it felt when both fearsome predators charged.
“It all happened so fast,” the 38-year-old surf coach told The Sun Online.
“I don’t feel pain, I’m not scared – I think I’m dreaming.”
The frenzied foraging takes place at Nahoon Reef – an idyllic surf break famous for its gore.
It is the middle of winter, the middle of the annual sardines season when large schools of fish move from Durban to cape town.
The ability of a Full moon chase the bait balls that are very high.
But with 15 brave surfers making their way through a local holiday in East London, Shannon and his friends couldn’t resist.
An hour and a half later, the young man was attacked by two great white sharks.
He told The Sun Online: “All I can remember is being thrown into the air and then my hand and board getting bitten off by a shark’s jaws.
“Then it pulled me into the water.”
I looked down and half of my hand was suspended by a thread
Shocking footage shows the moment he was caught and dragged into the abyss.
At the same time, the other monster rushed through the water and grabbed his head.
It missed, but it also startled the other beast.
He said: ‘The first shark slipped out of my hand and let go.
“It just stared at me, face to face with a black eye chasing me with its jaws wide open.”
Shannon reappeared with his plank in a pool of blood.
He said: “I came to the surface and looked around, people were rowing for their lives and I couldn’t understand why.
“I looked down and half of my hand was suspended by a thread.
“At the time, I knew it wasn’t a dream and the panic created it.”
Shannon is about 300 feet from shore and he has only one choice.
But with a wave of lull, a psychological thriller gradually surfaced in his mind.
As is usual with most shark attack survivors, they accept the end.
“I started crying,” he said.
“My body is weak, useless, I am expecting to be eaten.
“I can only pray.”
All of a sudden, a wave finally hit and he rode it on his stomach as far as he could.
He rowed furiously the rest – feeling the cold water rushing through the open wounds to his bones, tendons and joints.
The footage shows the moment he met his brother and friends, who tied his legs with ropes.
They rushed him to the hospital and Shannon miraculously survived.
This July will mark the 23rd anniversary of his near-death experience.
And despite the injury, the incident only fueled his passion for surfing.
Shannon has finally moved in Famous Jeffrey Bay where he studied water sport as an art so he could pass it on to others.
He has traveled the world to train in surfing and is now setting up his own base Norway where the water in the Arctic is too cold for most sharks.
“It was a good experience because it changed my life,” he said.
“I became grateful and I realized that I need to try to make the most of that.
“You do it to give other people a chance and make the world a better place.”
Shannon said he has no aversion to the sharks that tried to kill him.
He said: “I have nothing against predators – it’s their home and hopefully we can all share it.”
If you want to learn more, Shannon released her biography in 2022 as Child of the Wild Coast: The story of Shannon Ainslie, a great white shark survivor.