Jaws: Walter Szulc Jr., left, is caught on camera the moment he looks back to discover the dorsal fin of a great white shark edging closer
A great white's dorsal fin cut through the top of the water as it cruised the shoreline.
“All of a sudden, we saw this person in a kayak, and we saw a fin 10 feet from it,” said Lizzy Jenkins.
Everyone else in the water immediately ran onto the beach.
“We started swimming and people on the shore started waiving us in,” said Christina Proulx.
They all watched as a kayaker was seemingly stalked by the shark.
“Everyone was screaming, ‘shark,’”said Haley O’Brien.
Then the guy noticed and everyone started screaming shark, and he started paddling coming towards the shore.
Everyone was screaming at Walter Szulc, Jr. It was his first time kayaking.
He didn't see the people run from the water. He didn't hear them yelling, either.
He had no idea what was lurking a few feet behind him.
“So I looked behind me and that's when I saw the shark, it was pretty much right there, I got a glimpse of it. It was a good size and it had a fin sticking out, so I just turned and paddled,” said Szulc.
“Then he started booking it,” said Debbie Sutton, “You could see the darkness of it. It was longer than the kayak…it was crazy big.”
Szulc paddled in safely-he never turned around long enough to see it's face.
He didn't need to, it was already too close for comfort.
Like many, she’s afraid of sharks.
This is the closest any of these sharks have gotten to people so far this summer.