Mike Higgins, 42, was surfing when felt something brush against him in the water to find a shark biting his foot.
“I was surfing with a couple of mates and it brushed passed me,” he told Seven News.
“It had a little bite then let me go after a couple of seconds…I was pretty scared.”
Ambulance Victoria transported the man to Geelong Hospital after he presented himself at Timboon Hospital with a seven centimetre gash to his foot.
Higgins is expected to have surgery in the coming weeks.