Cal Poly student describes how he survived great white shark attack

Nick Wapner, a 19-year-old Cal Poly student, was attacked by a great white shark at Montana de Oro on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. He describes how he kicked the shark in the head to break free of its bite on his ankles.
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Nick Wapner, a 19-year-old Cal Poly student, was attacked by a great white shark at Montana de Oro on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. He describes how he kicked the shark in the head to break free of its bite on his ankles.

Nick Wilson covers the city of San Luis Obispo and has been a reporter at The Tribune since 2004. He also writes regularly about K-12 education, Cal Poly, Morro Bay and Los Osos. He is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley and is originally from Ojai.