Kitesurfer fights off croc attacks, will go back into water

A KITESURFER who fought off a crocodile as it attacked him numerous times off a Darwin beach says he will go back into the water.

Chris Keeping, 29, was 100 metres off shore at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, about 15 kilometres from Darwin, when he was attacked by the 2.5 metre saltwater crocodile about 11:30am on Saturday.

"My kite hit the water and got tangled up so I had to sit there and wait for it to untangle and for the wind to pick the kite up," Mr Keeping told News Corp.

"I didn't see (the croc) hit me, it came from behind on my right side and grabbed me."

"He had part of my shoulder crushed across my chest in his mouth... he shook me but I was still attached to the kite so he couldn't pull me under."

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