Maximo Trinidad is lucky for several reasons. First, he got to spend a recent lunch break paddleboarding on a stunning Florida beach. Then, while enjoying the surf, he survived being knocked clear off his paddle board by a shark that came flying out of nowhere. And, better yet, the dude managed to capture the entire close encounter with the carnivore on camera. Well, holy crap.
According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel, Trinidad was out hitting the waves near Corners Beach in Jupiter, FL, on his lunch break last Thursday when a sudden collision with a spinner shark sent him flying off his board and into the water. While most people would freak the hell out in such a situation -- or at the very least haul ass to shore -- the video shows Trinidad emerge from the water downright elated by what happened. "Holy shit," he says, followed by a several woo-hoo's before the video ends.