Surfer escapes with just a scratch after shark attack

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Stephen talks about his lucky escape from a shark

A surfer has had a lucky escape after he was attacked by a shark.

Stephen King was on his board, just off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, when a shark came a bit too close for comfort.

The surfer managed to escape with just a few small grazes on his leg but not before the shark took a big bite out of his surf board.

Sharks are common around Australia's coast but it's not known what species attacked Stephen.

He says he feels like the luckiest guy on earth.