VIDEO: Zack Spurlock’s Amazing First Hand Account of Last Year’s Encounter With Great White Shark

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ABOVE VIDEO: Zack Spurlock, a Realtor with RE/MAX Elite, speaks to Space Coast Daily’s Bobby Freeman about his shocking face-to-face encounter with a Great White Shark while spearing Lionfish off Port Canaveral, Florida. Freeman, a Realtor who covers the real estate scene for Space Coast Daily, also interviewed Grill’s Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar owner Joe Penovich. Penovich was topside in the boat with his daughter Alli as the huge man-eater stalked Spurlock.  According to experts, Great White Sharks are responsible for the largest number of reported and identified fatal unprovoked shark attacks on humans. (Space Coast Daily Video)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Brevard County’s Zack Spurlock was in for a shock when he encountered a Great White Shark last May while spearing Lionfish for Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar. 

Spurlock was in the water, while Grill’s owner Joe Penovich and his daughter Alli, were top-side operating the boat.

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Grill’s Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar owner Joe Penovich was topside in the boat with his daughter Alli as the 14-foot man-eater stalked Spurlock.

Here’s Zack’s stunning account of what happened:

“I was diving in about 90 feet of water, about 25 miles southeast of Port Canaveral when I first saw the shark. It was on the bottom and slowly swimming south.

Zack Spurlock (FB image)

Zack Spurlock (FB image)

I then saw it pass by, headed north a minute later. It then passed by a third time, and after it swam out of sight, I decided it was time to head up to get the GoPro.

Joe tossed me the GoPro, and as I proceeded to make my way back to the jug and decend, the shark made a surprise appearance behind me on the surface.

I would have never seen the shark from behind if it wasn’t for my friends yelling at me to turn around!

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TOP 2015 VIDEO: Great White Shark Shocks Diver Spearing Lionfish Off Port Canaveral

The water was crystal clear, so it’s amazing to me how incredible these large creatures are at staying in your blind spot.

Sorry for the video quality, I was holding onto a gun, pole spear and bag with lionfish fins poking through and trying not to drop anything!”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bobby Freeman

Bobby Freeman, a life-time resident of Brevard County, has been a top Realtor in the area for two decades. In his first year as an agent, Freeman received a Rising Star award from his Brokers. Since then he has achieved numerous sales awards and has recently been presented with the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award.

Freeman, Jennifer McCoy and Nikki McCoy Freeman are family partners for RE/MAX Elite’s McCoy-Freeman Group. Together they have more than 30 years of extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry and have sold over $200 million.

Among McCoy-Freeman Group’s achievement are RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX 100% Club, Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and voted Best Realtor in Brevard County.

The group has been featured in many news publications including CNN Money Magazine, CNNMoney.com, WFTV 9 ABC News, Coastal Condo Living, & Hot Retirement Towns Magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com.

For more information log on to BrevardRealtyConnection.com

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BELOW IMAGES BY ZACK SPURLOCK

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Brevard County’s Zack Spurlock was in for a shock when he videoed this Great White on his third dive of the day while out shooting Lionfish for Grills Seafood. (Zack Spurlock video image)

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Brevard County’s Zack Spurlock was in for a shock when he videoed this Great White on his third dive of the day while out shooting Lionfish for Grills Seafood. (Zack Spurlock video image)

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Brevard County’s Zack Spurlock was in for a shock when he videoed this Great White on his third dive of the day while out shooting Lionfish for Grills Seafood. (Zack Spurlock video image)

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Brevard County’s Zack Spurlock was in for a shock when he videoed this Great White on his third dive of the day while out shooting Lionfish for Grills Seafood. (Zack Spurlock video image)

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Brevard County’s Zack Spurlock was in for a shock when he videoed this Great White on his third dive of the day while out shooting Lionfish for Grills Seafood. (Zack Spurlock video image)


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