Here’s more from the Sacramento Bee :
“The feeling was very heavy, like swimming with a bag of bricks on you,” Steinley told The Press Democrat about the attack off North Salmon Creek Beach in Bodega Bay. But then he reached down and felt the shark clamped on his leg.
“I hit him in the nose, the nose, this thing was huge,” Steinley told KNTV. The shark, confirmed to be a great white with the help of a DNA sample, let go of his leg and the 38-year-old climbed back on his surfboard.