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Escaping a Great White Shark attack

2 May 2013 Last updated at 12:50 BST

Rhomeez Petersen and Troy Henri had a lucky escape last month when they were out surfing in Hawston in South Africa's Western Cape.

It was Rhomeez's birthday but the celebrations quickly turned sour when they encountered a Great White Shark.

Troy takes up the story of his miraculous escape.

Video journalist: Karen Allen