Shark Bumps Surfer Off Board Near Cowaramup

Shark Advice In Place

Shark Bumps Surfer Off Board Near Cowaramup

A shark ADVICE has been issued after a shark interaction with a surfer at Guillotines Surf Break, approximately three kilometres north of Cowaramup Bay in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. 

At around 9am this morning a male surfer was bumped from his board by a white shark between 2.5 to 3 metres in length, approximately 80 metres offshore. 

The surfer was not injured and left the water shortly after the incident, along with other surfers in the area.

A makeshift sign was erected to alert other surfers.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Guillotines area.
  • Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
  • If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.

What authorities are doing:

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attraction are attending the area and preparing signage.

Extra information:
Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

 

Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings.

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