It was an average day for extreme kayak fisherman Isaac Brumaghim, 37, as the Hawaii native reeled in a kawakawa tuna two miles from shore near Waianae on Oahu.
Within a few minutes, however, Brumaghim realized this wouldn't be ’t his average catch. As the tuna surfaced, a huge tiger shark burst from the water in hot pursuit of its meal. As it turned out, Brumaghim wasn’t the only one fishing that day.
Brumaghim still tried to reel in the tuna, but the shark bumped his 16-foot kayak and took the fish, and the fisherman, wisely, let it be.
In the video above, you can watch Brumaghim’s reaction evolve from shock to exhilaration to spine-tingling disbelief.
"Holy sh**!” He yells. “Oh my God!"
Wayne Samiere, a marine biologist and former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fish Ecologist, said he believes the shark was 10 feet long and probably weighed between 400 and 500 pounds.
Brumaghim didn’t let the experience faze him for long. After the incident, he stayed out and caught two more fish as part of an eight-month tournament hosted by his sponsor Aqua Hunters.