Kayaker has close encounter with great white shark

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A video has emerged from California, USA of a great white shark swimming right next to a kayaker.

In the footage, which was captured off New Brighton Beach, the shark's fin and grey outline are visible as the animal circles the kayak.

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The filmer keeps his cool and seems more excited than scared by the curious shark.

''Amazingly he stayed with me for several minutes,'' the filmer said.

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