Sharky shark sharks. The source of so much controversy these days and so misunderstood! Sparked by an unprecedented run of fatal attacks off the coast of Reunion Island and Western Australia both starting in 2011, the introduction of new shark culling policies continue to make headlines as they’re continually denounced by animal-rights activists, especially in Australia, less so in Reunion Island where local inhabitants have been more in support of action.
Bodyboarder Adrien Dubosc bled to death on Saturday after being bitten by a shark while surfing with two friends off Réunion Island’s Pointe au Sal. According to multiple sources, Dubosc – a well-known shark advocate and member of the local Shark Watch Patrol – suffered injuries to the thigh and groin area and was given […]
Kelly Slater, has sparked controversy by calling for a shark cull around the Indian Ocean island of Reunion after the 20th shark attack since 2011 occurred earlier this week and killed a bodyboarder.
Reunion has become a shark attack hot-spot, with 20 incidents since 2011 – eight of which have been fatal. In 2015 alone, there were four attacks in six months, two of which were fatal.
Between 2011 and there were 2015 there were 18 people attacked and seven fatalities in Reunion Island. The attack on the weekend was the first one since June last year.
If you were to stand on the shoreline of Reunion Island’s ‘Boucan Canot’ beach today, it would be hard to imagine the crowded beach completely empty, however this was a reality only a few short months ago.
Are you one of those people who can’t go surfing without thinking about sharks? Or maybe you suffer from that totally irrational ‘there’s a shark in the swimming pool’ sensation? Then you might not want to go surfing in these places.
Reunion Island, considered to have one of the deadliest coastlines in the world, has reported yet another shark attack, the 17th to occur on the tiny Indian Ocean island in just the last four years.
A teenage surfing champion has been killed by a shark off the French holiday island of Reunion.
True there are the typical high profile and user-friendly spots mentioned (Malibu, Costa Rica, New Jersey, Lowers, etc.) but along with these beginner friendly locales are far more menacing locations with names that sound medieval in nature and photos that will make you think twice about paddling out