Death lies beneath: Three surfers are stalked by a pair of great white sharks on the Australia’s east coast
- Two Great White sharks started stalking a group of surfers at Tuncurry, NSW
- A man who was filming with his drone spotted the sharks and alerted surfers
- The surfers rushed back to the shore and remarkably escaped unharmed
Two Great White sharks have been captured in terrifying footage stalking a group of unsuspecting surfers.
Friends, Rob, Adam and Trent were surfing at Tuncurry Beach on NSW’s mid north coast this week and were completely unaware of the two beasts lurking beneath them.
A man who was using his drone spotted the sharks and alerted the surfers who immediately rushed back to shore.
The group managed to escape unharmed and even returned to the same spot for a surf just a day later.
Surfers, Rob, Adam and Trent had ‘no idea’ two Great White sharks were lurking just metres away from them
The surfers said they had ‘no idea’ there were sharks just metres away until the drone operator started shouting at them.
‘We could hear a drone going and I’m like ‘where is that coming from?’ And we turned around and there’s a dude running down the beach to come wave us out of the water yelling ‘there’s two whites behind you!” Rob told The Today Show.
In the footage, one of the sharks is seen swimming right underneath another surfer in the group who the men said also had no clue it was there.
Despite their close encounter, the surfers said they were ‘reassured’ the sharks weren’t interested in them.
One of the sharks is seen swimming right underneath a surfer in the group who had no idea they were there
GREAT WHITE SHARKS
Great White sharks can grow as big as six metres long
On average they attack around 5-10 people a year
They have 300 razor sharp teeth
They can smell just one drop of blood in 100 litres of water
They are commonly found in Australia, South Africa and north-east America
‘I actually found it quite reassuring that they’re not interested in us, they were just swimming past and happened to run into us,’ Adam said.
‘I reckon it happens on a near daily basis here,’ Trent said.
One Wednesday another Great White was spotted at Tuncurry’s Nine Mile Beach.
A group of fisherman were hauling in a catch when the shark came to the shore for a closer look.
The shark became caught in the net but was eventually released back into the ocean.
The surfers only became aware of the sharks lurking beneath after a man alerted them when he spotted them on his drone