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Sydney’s Bondi Beach closed after shark spotted by paddleboarder

  • Bondi Beach was closed on Thursday morning after a 3-metre shark was spotted 
  • Swimmers quickly evacuated the water after the alarm was sounded 
  • Feeding frenzies along the east forced several beaches to close this past week
  • Three surfers have been attacked by a great white shark in WA over two weeks

Sydney’s Bondi Beach has been closed after a paddle boarder spotted a 3-metre hammerhead shark on Thursday morning.

Swimmers quickly evacuated the water after the alarm was sounded, according to Sunrise. 

Feeding frenzies along the country’s east forced several beaches to close this past week.

More than 20 sharks were recently filmed circling for food at North Stradbroke Island. 

 

Sydney’s Bondi Beach has been closed after a paddle boarder spotted a 3-metre hammerhead shark on Thursday morning (stock image) 

Barry Miall, a seasoned shark spotter who took the footage, said he had seen sharks feeding in the waters off the island for more than a decade. 

Three surfers have been attacked by a great white shark near Gracetown in Western Australia in the past two weeks.

Teenager, Nathan Burch, was surfing with his brother Jason and friend Luke Wrightin the area on Tuesday afternoon when they saw a 3.5-metre long shark swam past, Nine News reported.

More than 20 sharks were recently filmed circling for food at North Stradbroke Island (pictured) 

More than 20 sharks were recently filmed circling for food at North Stradbroke Island (pictured) 

Nathan Burch (centre) was surfing with his brother Jason and friend Luke Wright at South Point near Gracetown in Western Australia on Tuesday afternoon when he was hit in the leg by a great white shark

Nathan Burch (centre) was surfing with his brother Jason and friend Luke Wright at South Point near Gracetown in Western Australia on Tuesday afternoon when he was hit in the leg by a great white shark

They were just 15 metres from the shore at the time.  

‘It hit me pretty hard in the leg,’ Nathan said. 

‘I looked around, glanced, and then I saw a massive fin come straight up almost in line with my chest and then I freaked out, panicked a little bit.’

Two surfers were attacked at the same beach just one week early.

Those attacks led to the cancellation of an international surfing competition at South Point.

 

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