Teen surfer nipped by shark at Winkipop

Lachie brown with his surfboard.

A surfboarding teen was nipped by a shark in Victoria, Australia March 9. Lachie Brown, 18, was sitting on his surfboard around 7:30 a.m. at Winkipop on the Jan Juc side of Bells Beach when an estimated 6- to 8-foot long shark popped up. “It came up beside me when I was sitting out there, and I saw it right at my ankle. Its whole body was alongside so I was just slapping at it,” Brown told 9News. The bronze whaler bit Brown’s left ankle and tore a small hole…

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Beaches closed after man charged by shark

2018-shark_attack_bite_Robert Frostland was at Lorne Beach, Victoria, Australia March 2

Several beaches have been closed after a man said he was charged by a shark. Robert Crossland was on his daily swim at Lorne Beach, Victoria, Australia March 9. Around 3:30 p.m. he said he witnessed an estimated 11-foot long shark thrashing in the water. The 69-year-old watched the shark by keeping his eyes open under the water. “First thing I saw was the fin, it circled around me then came straight at me,” Mr Crossland told 9News. “I was just treading water, waiting for it each time, it circled…

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Surfer fights off great white shark

2017 shark attack bite_Marcel Brundler Cathedral Rock Australia_3

A surfer had a close up encounter with a great white shark off an Australian beach. Marcel Brundler was hitting the waves August 29 off Cathedral Rock, near Lorne southwest of Melbourne. The 37-year-old was talking to his surfing partner as they floated 10 to 15 meters offshore in the water, when something big popped out of the water. “At first I didn’t think anything of it, we have lots of dolphins in the water here, but then I realised it was big, much bigger,” Mr Brundler told The Age.…

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