Maximo Trinidad was out hitting a few waves off Jupiter in Florida on his SUP when he was literally knocked off his board by a feeding spinning shark.
He told NBC News: “I knew it was a shark as soon as it came out of the water,” and that he went into “quick-reflex” mode to avoid landing directly on top of the shark.
“As soon as I saw that big, beautiful animal jumping next to me, everything went into slow motion,” Trinidad told WPTV in a Friday morning interview. “I didn’t want to be on top of it and [have it] think I was a fish.
“Everything was so surreal. It was so cool.”