A surfer's been bitten by a shark at Birubi Beach at Port Stephens this morning.
The 31 year old managed to swim to shore and call Triple-0 at around 9:30am.
Luckily he escaped with only minor puncture wounds to his foot.
Paramedics took him to John Hunter Hospital as a precaution.
Birubi Beach is closed until further notice, as police work with the Department of Primary Industries.