Chandler Moore really jumped the shark.
The 9-year-old was catching some waves at Florida’s New Smyrna Beach Saturday when he was mysteriously knocked from his surfboard.
It wasn’t until later when he and dad Shaun Moore watched footage from their GoPro camera — which was attached to the front of the board — that they realized what actually happened: A shark had slammed straight into Chandler.
“What’s funny is, we didn’t even know that was a shark until we had come back in,” Shaun, 40, tells The Post. “We surfed for another half hour after that.”
Initially, they thought maybe it was a much smaller bit of marine wildlife that had bumped off the boy.
“He said he saw a fish — and I guess that startled him,” says Shaun.
The Moores describe the shark as a small breed called a blacktip. The variety is common at New Smyrna, and Shaun sees them frequently — but to have one sim directly into your surfboard is quite rare.
Chandler, who has been surfing since he was 4 years old, still wasn’t bothered when he found out what had made him fall.
“It didn’t phase him at all,” says Shaun. “He’s a little daredevil.”
The father and son, who live in Orlando, spend a lot of time at the beach, and frequently drive an hour to surf at New Smyrna — which is known as the “Shark Attack Capital of the World, according to National Geographic.
In August, three people were bitten by sharks within 24 hours of each other at New Smyrna Beach, and last month a white shark weighing more than 1,000 pounds pinged off its coast.
But the jaded folks who frequent New Smryna aren’t fazed by the predators’ presence, Shaun says.
“If the waves are good, a couple sharks aren’t gonna scare anyone off.”
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