Andy Johnston being chased out of the water by a 3-meter great white shark at West Beach near Esperance in Western Australia. Ignoring the warnings from several people on the beach, Johnston decided to stay in the water and enjoy the merits of an empty lineup.
What the surfer did was watched the shark, kept a eye on it at all times and didn't panic. The second he could he exited the water. TBH thats the correct thing to do. He was never going to out paddle the shark and if he panicked and thrashed to shore id say the result would have been entirely different. Its the media thats thrashing about causing havoc and fear mongering..