What are my chances of getting attacked by a shark while surfing?
In Beginner - Asked by Karen
This is a common phobia but the fact is your more likely to get struck by lightning or die for a car accident than getting attacked by shark. According to HowStuffWorks.com, Professor Jeff Rosenthalfrom the University of Toronto says your chances of getting attacked is 1 in 9 million and less than 1 American per year is killed by a shark. In fact, your odds of getting killed by a shark are 1 in 400 million. Over half of the entire world’s shark attack takes place at the beaches of Florida. Chances of getting attacked by a shark at a Florida beach is 1 in 430,000 and odds of getting killed is 1 in 36 million.