Shark bites teenage surfer at Ponce Inlet in Volusia County’s 10th unprovoked bite of 2021

PONCE INLET — A Georgia teenager suffered non-life threatening injuries last week when a shark bit him on the arm as he surfed in the world’s so-called “shark bite capital,” Volusia County Beach Safety reported.

The 16-year-old was paddling his surfboard about 500 feet offshore just north of Ponce Inlet at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, according to an incident report.

About 200 surfers were in the water that day, as the massive Hurricane Larry churned more than a thousand miles away, bringing large swells to the Florida coast.