As he slid backwards what happened next is as frightening as it is unimaginable. Rawlinson ended up on the back of the ocean's most feared predator.
"I was onto the shark's back...anywhere from about five to ten seconds. It was so strange that everything was so slow and yet again so fast."
Rawlinson credits his escape from the large, toothy fish on his ability to stay calm. As he straddled the fish, he released his surf leash from around his leg and slowly slid off.
From the bite marks left on the surfboard, Rawlinson and marine biologist Terry Lilley, who was shooting video underwater nearby, estimate the shark was around 14 feet long. Link -via Fark