World Surf League heads to South Africa for the J-Bay Open next month. The uptick in viewership will undoubtedly be the result of Mick Fanning’s near-tragic shark attack during last year’s final. And although the WSL will welcome the extra attention, they want to guarantee a safe event – despite depriving the rubbernecking masses from […]
A large white shark has been caught on drum lines set by authorities about 200 metres off Falcon beach near where a surfer was attacked on Tuesday afternoon.
Surfer Ben Gerring managed to scream for help before being dragged under water a second time by the shark.
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American surfer, who was mauled by a two-metre shark off Bali island, will be transferred to Singapore’s Raffles Hospital on Friday night (Apr 29) after spending time at hospitals in Indonesia
When Maximo Trinidad decided to go paddleboarding during his lunch break on Thursday, he probably wasn’t expecting to see a shark – let alone collide with one! He noticed a spinner shark swimming toward him. Seconds later, the shark collided with his board, causing him to lose his balance and fall into the water. Trinidad captured the entire encounter on a camera he had strapped to his paddleboard. He wrote that the experience was “priceless” and made for an “awesome day.”
Shark attacks are a surfer’s worst fear and the only way to actually prevent them is to stay out of the ocean completely.
One paramedic on the scene said he was “missing three quarters of his thigh”. Nobody saw the shark in question, but a shark biologist will inspect photographs of the wound in an effort to determine the species.
Surf Life Saving NSW said an unidentified species of shark approached the man about 11:00am, but the surfer was not injured in the incident. An alarm was sounded warning people not to enter the water, a witness told the ABC.
Conservation group Save Sharks Indonesia has said Indonesia is the largest supplier of shark fins in the international market, and this has led to an increase in shark fishing among local fishermen, which puts the species at risk of extinction due to overfishing.