WEB EXTRA: Shark Bite Won't Stop Surfer

By NBC News

Published 07/11 2014 01:35PM

Updated 07/11 2014 01:50PM

(WESH)  A Florida teen says being bitten by a shark won't keep him out of the water.

Tristen Durham, 14, said he was bitten while surfing near the jetty at New Smyrna Beach.

Just hours after surgery, Tristen said he remembers the moment the shark sank its teeth into his leg.

"I was blown away. I didn't think I would be bit. I didn't even believe it at first," Tristen said.

Tristen was surfing with his friends Wednesday and had been in the water for about an hour when the shark bit his right foot.

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