Dad snaps shot of son sharing wave with great white shark

'Its mouth was facing up looking like it was going to eat me'
Chris Hasson/Facebook

As Chris Hasson snapped photographs of his son Eden, 10, surfing at Samurai Beach, Port Stephens, he spotted a dark shadow.

‘I’m on the rocks taking photos of Eden,’ he recounted on his Facebook page.

‘I see a big dark shape and about to call the small group in and Eden takes off on a left and smashes it to the beach.

‘Just as he is taking off I see something out of the corner of my eye.’

Zooming in on the pictures he’d just taken, Chris was stunned to see that Eden had just done a backhand snap over the head of a 2.5m great white.

Eden thought the beast was ‘seaweed’. 

‘I was lucky I didn’t fall off, I would have hit the great white shark,’ Eden told 7 News

‘This photo is going straight to the pool room,’ his dad wrote on his Facebook page. 

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