"I wasn’t sure if it was chasing me, so I was paddling real fast. And then about a minute into my paddle, I felt a tug," she said. "I felt it tug on my paddle, and that’s when I screamed like a little girl, aaaahhh!!”
Despite her canoe taking on water, Wolfe was able to make it back to shore.
Wolfe was unable to see the shark due to the nature of the attack, but after talking with an expert at the Shark Research Institute, Wolfe learned it was an 11-12 foot great white shark that bit her canoe.
Wolfe said that the expert told her she was likely in the shark's feeding area and it just wanted her gone.
"He wanted me out, which was fine," she said. "I was fine with leaving!"
At least, she said, the damage is to her ride and not her body.
"The sharks live in the ocean, that’s their home, and we’re entering it," Wolfe said. "The only thing I can say is appreciate everyday.”
Even though she was terrified, Wolfe plans to be back out on the water as soon as her canoe is fixed.