07/21/2011 10:36 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Paddling With Sharks: Expert Gets Up Close And Personal (VIDEO)

Chris Fallows is hard-core.

As you can see in the video below, Fallows really loves sharks (and has faith in his paddle surfing abilities), enough to come within inches of a massive Great White. The segment, which is a special spot for Shark Week, aired on "Great White Invasion."

This takes some real courage.

Earlier this week, researchers got much too close to a great white shark on South Africa's Cape Coast when one jumped out of the water and onto their boat.

Shark Week is coming up soon, and this just might get you in the mood. If you're itching for some early fish, you should definitely check out the Discovery Channel's Live Shark Cam.