Lunch is surfed; IRISHMAN SHARES A WAVE WITH WORLD'S DEADLIEST SHARK.Byline: BY MIRROR REPORTER
THIS is the moment an Irish surfer catches a "tube" unaware he was sharing the wave with a great white shark great white shark
or white shark
Large, aggressive shark (Carcharodon carcharias, family Lamnidae), considered the species most dangerous to humans. It is found in tropical and temperate regions of all oceans and is noted for its voracious appetite. .
Fergal Smith, 21, was two miles off the coast of Perth in Western Australia Western Australia, state (1991 pop. 1,409,965), 975,920 sq mi (2,527,633 sq km), Australia, comprising the entire western part of the continent. It is bounded on the N, W, and S by the Indian Ocean. Perth is the capital. and was surfing waves up to 25ft high.
He caught this monster wave but was unaware a real sea monster was lurking See lurk.
(messaging, jargon) lurking - The activity of one of the "silent majority" in a electronic forum such as Usenet; posting occasionally or not at all but reading the group's postings regularly. inside it - a 500lb great white.
Fergal, of Co Mayo, only realised he was inches from the shark when photographer Phil Gallagher showed him the photo. Shark experts have examined the amazing a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. image and say the beast has the distinctive eyes and white belly of a Great White.
Phil, 29, from Perth, said he "couldn't believe" Fergal had just shared a wave with the world's deadliest shark.
He added: "It was a very scary situation. I saw something in the water which disappeared under the curl of the massive wave.
"I looked at my camera. It was a great white. I couldn't believe it."
And shark expert Zyg Gregorek, 65, of Devon, said the fish could do "a hell of a lot of damage".
However, yesterday Fergal said he "laughed" when he saw the picture of the deadly shark, but added his mother Brid, 51, "freaked out". He said: "I couldn't believe it when I saw the picture - I couldn't help but laugh I was so close to it.
"Not many people can say they have surfed with a shark but mum freaked out big time.
"It wasn't trying to hurt anyone. It looks like it's just cruising along enjoying the ride as well. But it reminds you who is in control out there."
Writers at Australia's Surfing Life magazine have awarded Fergal the Euro Surf-Dude Of The Month award.
Its website read: "Just imagine being in the barrel and looking at a massive shark like you're at the bloody aquarium or something. Hats off to you Fergal Smith."
65 deaths and 242 non-fatal attacks by great white sharks have been recorded worldwide since 1876. With 27 fatal attacks, Australia has most, with the most recent in 2005.
ONE LUCKY DUDE Pro-surfer Fergal Smith with his board; Two miles off Perth coast, Australia; RIPPER Software that extracts raw audio data from a music CD. See ripping and MP3. CURL Great white like one in water with Fergal