HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Oahu born surfer, Bobby Gumm survived a close call with a Great White Shark off the Oregon coastline last week.
Gumm who grew up in Ewa Beach hasn't been back in the water since the attack.
"This shark attack is kind of an eye open it just made me realize life is really precious and it can end at any time," said Gumm.
His story of survival has given him television exposure on the national level. He will appear on the Today show Monday morning.
Gumm wants to tell America that people shouldn't blame sharks when these 'close' encounters happen because we are the ones in their territory.