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WATCH: Great White Shark Breaches at Ocean Beach in San Francisco

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    A Great White shark swimming just past surfers at Ocean Beach in California breached the water on Sept. 15. Surfline caught it on camera. (Published Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016)

    Sharks breach. That’s what they do.

    But few people actually get to see it, let alone, capture the magical moment on camera.

    The folks at Surfline did on Sept. 14 in San Francisco, when what appeared to be an eight-foot juvenile Great White shark flipped out of the water at Ocean Beach and backflipped back into the Pacific Ocean.

    “I saw it straight on,” surfer Nick Masturzo told Surfline. “And when I saw that white belly go up and the super defined white of pectoral fins I knew what it was."

    There’s never been a documented shark attack at Ocean Beach, Surfline reported, although a surfer was reportedly bumped in 2005.

    Contact Lisa Fernandez at lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com or 408-432-4758. Follow on Twitter at @ljfernandez