Photographer Captures INSANE Photo Of Great White Shark Jumping Out Of Water At California Surf Competition


That settles it, I’m never swimming the Pacific Ocean again…

Jordan Anast, a photographer from San Onofre, California, has been grabbing awesome shots of surfers and wildlife for years. But a photo from a few days ago is by far the one that will go on to be the most iconic.

Jordan was getting shots of The Annual Sano Surf Club contest when one of the rarest sights happened right behind one of the riders he just so happened to be watching.

A massive great white shark breached the surface, leaping fully out of the water, behind surfer Tyler Warren, and Jordan got the a sequence of absolute perfect shots of the once in a lifetime occurrence.

He told the Orange County Register

“I thought, ‘That’s a big dolphin… It’s a shot I’ll never get again… It just looks like ‘Sharknado,’ it doesn’t look real.”

The release of this photo obviously caused quite a stir, so he took to Instagram to express his gratitude for the massive outreach he had received over the past few days.


What an exciting 24 hours it has been since the Great White Shark breach pictures were released, non stop media coverage and my phone, email, texts, website are still blowing up.

I want to THANK EVERYONE for the kind comments and most of all years of support.

Over the decades I have captured some memorable moments for others, but this is one was for me. My passion has always been to stop time for 1 second, capture a memory for someone or something that will last forever and show the world my pics through my lens. These shots will always be a part of San Onofre history and that is pretty cool.

It is funny as many of you know San Onofre has limited parking so you have to wait in line once the lot is full. I never have waited before, but for some reason chose to, I guess this shot was why.”

Check it out:

An absolutely incredible, and terrifying, photo that will certainly have it’s place in the lore of surfing for many, many years.

All the photos he captured, including the now iconic shots, are available on Jordan’s website,

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