Tom Kampas was just filming a guy surfing the waves from a South California beach. He didn’t even notice the shark jump out of the water until he watched later.

“All of a sudden that great white came up from out of the water behind the surfer like a Polaris missile,” he said. “It all happened so quick, and I don’t think that guy was even aware of it.”

The shark was most likely not as close as it appears to be in the pictures and video, but it’s still a pretty incredible sight.

The Shark Research Institute confirmed that this was a great white shark.

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