VIDEO: Shark jumps out of ocean to catch fish in Surfside Beach - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

VIDEO: Shark jumps out of ocean to catch fish in Surfside Beach

GIF created from video showing a shark jumping out of the ocean to catch some fish. (Source: Lisa Malachowski) GIF created from video showing a shark jumping out of the ocean to catch some fish. (Source: Lisa Malachowski)

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Talk about jumping the shark!

Viewer Lisa Malachowski sent us a wild video of a shark feeding on some fish in the ocean off Surfside Beach. The fish keep jumping to get away from it, so it follows suit and jumps high out of the water in pursuit of its meal.

Malachowski said she was walking along the beach at 5th Avenue North near the Surfside Beach pier when she saw a group of beach-goers watching a group of fish jumping in and out of the water. She managed to pull out her phone and capture video right as a the shark went flying.  

Malachowski said lifeguards began clearing everyone out of water after seeing the shark. She added that she's going to stick to pools for the remainder of her vacation.

Tim Handsel, the director of Husbandry at Ripley's Aquarium, said that while it's too far away to make a positive identification, it appears to be a Blacktip shark or Spinner shark. Both of these are coastal sharks that are common to the Carolina coast, and are frequently caught by both surf and pier anglers. The majority of the adult Blacktip and Spinner sharks found in our waters are about 5 to 6 feet in length, Handsel said. 

Check out the video above, and watch until the end! You’ll see the acrobatic shark flip out of the water at about the 13-second mark.

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Airports and shipping companies see major holiday rush

    Airports and shipping companies see major holiday rush

    Saturday, December 16 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-12-17 00:08:21 GMT
    TSA Precheck takes time at MYR (WMBF News)TSA Precheck takes time at MYR (WMBF News)

    The countdown to Christmas is officially on and millions across the country are gearing up for one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. AAA expects nearly 107 million Americans will be traveling this holiday season. Over the past 10 years the end holiday travel has grown by 21.6 million, an increase of more than 25 percent. 

    More >>

    The countdown to Christmas is officially on and millions across the country are gearing up for one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. AAA expects nearly 107 million Americans will be traveling this holiday season. Over the past 10 years the end holiday travel has grown by 21.6 million, an increase of more than 25 percent. 

    More >>
  • Clemson sailing club treasurer spent club funds on rent, spring break

    Clemson sailing club treasurer spent club funds on rent, spring break

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-12-16 22:55:38 GMT
    (Source: Clemson on Facebook)(Source: Clemson on Facebook)

    A Clemson University student who managed money for the school's sailing club is accused of using the group's funds to pay for his tuition, rent, a spring break trip and the deposit on a class ring. The Independent Mail of Anderson reported 22-year-old Mateo Gomez was arrested Friday and charged with a breach of trust. 

    More >>

    A Clemson University student who managed money for the school's sailing club is accused of using the group's funds to pay for his tuition, rent, a spring break trip and the deposit on a class ring. The Independent Mail of Anderson reported 22-year-old Mateo Gomez was arrested Friday and charged with a breach of trust. 

    More >>
  • Salvation Army: All but 6 angels have been sponsored

    Salvation Army: All but 6 angels have been sponsored

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-12-16 22:06:09 GMT
    WMBF News has partnered with The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for the 2017 holiday season. (Source: WMBF News)WMBF News has partnered with The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for the 2017 holiday season. (Source: WMBF News)

    The Salvation Army is asking for Horry County residents to show their holiday spirit by sponsoring over 100 Angel Tree program “angels” that were returned unsponsored Thursday.

    More >>

    The Salvation Army is asking for Horry County residents to show their holiday spirit by sponsoring over 100 Angel Tree program “angels” that were returned unsponsored Thursday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly