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"Cardiff Kook" Attacked By Great White

| posted on July 24, 2010

The "Cardiff Kook" was almost an early morning snack for a lucky papier-mâché great white. Photo: Gilley

The "Cardiff Kook" was almost an early morning snack for this lucky papier-mâché great white. Photo: Gilley

A great white shark did attack a Cardiff surfer–but this attack was unlike any other. Early this morning around 4 a.m., a papier-mâché great white shark attacked the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue in Cardiff, CA. Nearby campers at San Elijo State Beach said they heard a ruckus, but didn’t know how the pranksters (artists) were able to fit the shark over the surfer.

“The ‘Cardiff Kook’ has never been dressed like this before,” said SURFER Magazine photographer, Rob Gilley. The famous statue off HWY 101 is known for being dressed in anything from a bikini to a hula skirt, but this artistic expression tops anything else ever done before.

Authorities said charges wouldn’t be filed, due to there being no sign of damage to the statue. For the full story click here. Also, check out the latest interview with the man behind the shark attack here.