A 2.28m Great White is tagged by the Department of Primary Industries at Coffs Harbour on Tuesday.
A 2.28m Great White is tagged by the Department of Primary Industries at Coffs Harbour on Tuesday. Department of Primary Industries

'Aggressive' great white shark knocks man off board

A-THREE metre Great White shark has been spotted off Casuarina Beach early this morning.

The report was made to Dorsal Shark Reports Australia by a member of the public at 7.40am.

A stand-up paddleboard rider said he saw a three-metre Great White which 'nudged' or 'bumped' his board.

"My husband Rod was on (a) SUP (with our 16-year-old son) and ... surfing when ... approached aggressively by the shark," the report stated.

"It went under his SUP towards our son, then circled around and came back toward Rod and knocked him off his SUP.

"Thankfully both got onto the beach safely. No other surfers in the water."

The incident occurred near Track 4 of Casuarina Beach and follows several shark sightings, including the bumping of three surfers, off the North Coast in recent days.

This morning the Department of Primary Industries reported a tagged white shark at Sharpes Beach, Ballina, at 10.15am.

A spokesperson told the Tweed Daily News no shark alert had registered for Casuarina Beach this morning but the shark sighted may not have been tagged.

Two surfers claimed to have been knocked off their surfboards by a great white shark at Sharpes Beach on Wednesday, while a third surfer was reportedly knocked off his board at Shelly Beach.

 

A 2.28m Great White is tagged by the Department of Primary Industries at Coffs Harbour on Tuesday.
A 2.28m Great White is tagged by the Department of Primary Industries at Coffs Harbour on Tuesday. Department of Primary Industries

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