Great white shark attacks surfski

2018 shark attack bite Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa NSRI

A great white shark attacked a surfer’s surfski April 22. An unidentified man was paddling off Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, around 9:30 a.m. when a suspected great white shark hit the vessel from underneath with such force, it threw the occupant into the water. The 33-year-old man was able to swim to shore and climb onto some rocks. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) dispatched rescue boats and collected the uninjured paddler and transport him back to his launch site. NSRI also recovered his surfski which had…

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Shark bite reported at Cape St. Francis

Local authorities are warning beach goers not to enter the water at St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis after a surfer was bitten by a shark at Cape St Francis Beach, South Africa. Ross Spowart was surfing close to shore at Seal Point beach break around 3:00 p.m. when he was bitten on the knee. “The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) crew responded to the scene where the surfer was found to already be on the beach after friends and fellow surfers assisted him from the water and local…

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Diver Hit by 9-foot Shark; 12-foot Tiger Shark Nearly Takes a Nibble

A 9-foot shark hit a shark diver on February 24, 2018. Eton Polly and two of his friends were enjoying a baited shark dive in the milky waters of Durban, South Africa when a 9-foot-long oceanic black tip shark became a little too curious. It bumped one of the divers, who immediately pushed the shark away. An unidentified diver who was filming the interaction with his GoPro camera became part of the action when the shark turned and charged him. The diver’s mask and regulator were knocked off by the…

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What it’s like working on a shark cage diving boat p1

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work where tourists go cage diving with white sharks? Here’s an inside view from above the waterline. Working in a place where others spend their holidays is nothing special. Tourist guides, waiters or scuba diving instructors share the same fate: they must toil where other people spend their best weeks of the year. But working on a cage-diving boat for white sharks, like Alex Wright did on three different continents, is something out of the ordinary! Take a look behind the scenes…

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Great white shark bites 13-year-old’s surf board

Great white shark bites 13-year-old’s surfboard

Zoe Steyn was surfing Nahoon Reef off the coast of South Africa earlier this month when she had the shock of a lifetime. The 13-year-old was around 75 meters off shore waiting on wave when a 10-foot long great white shark grabbed her board. “I just saw this huge black eye looking straight at me and a huge bang as it took my board and began shaking it,” Steyn said, as she related the incident in a July 16 report by The Telegraph. “It latched on with its jaws just…

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*Graphic Image* Teen surfer bitten by a shark In Plettenberg

A surfer has been bitten by a shark in Plettenberg, South Africa. The unidentified teen was at The Waves in Keurbooms around 5 p.m. April 29 with two other surfers. “[the teen was] at the back-line he turned to catch a wave when he saw a fin approaching towards him, he felt a bump and he felt a bite on his right calf.  He caught a wave to the beach where he was met by his dad, who had witnessed the incident, and by bystanders who rendered assistance while raising the alarm,”…

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Scuba diver killed in fatal shark attack?


A scuba diver died April 12 after what may have been a shark attack in waters off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Leopold Mairhuber was diving with a charter group near Shelly Beach and Port Edward, but when the group surfaced, divers realized one man had disappeared. The 68-year old diver was a master instructor with over 2,000 dives according to African Dive Adventures (ADA) with whom he had been diving. According to the group, Mr. Mairhuber was with a class of divers from Dr. Erich Ritter’s Shark School and had been…

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