BEACH-GOERS and surfers have been warned that giant sharks are pursuing swimmers at a famous Queensland beach as the annual migration begins after an attack over the weekend.
A former surfing champion shared the dramatic moment his nephew survived a shark attack off Frenchman’s Beach in southeast Australia.
Longtime North Stradbroke Island resident Russell Specht took to social media on Monday morning to share the story and warn tourists of the hidden danger of whale migration.
Specht, who posted an aerial photo of the monster shark, said his nephew Logan, the lifeguard, “got really close” while surfing the popular break.
“He had to put the board between himself and a big white man… he thought it was over,” he said in his Istagma post.
“I had to post something because too many tourists just don’t have a clue.”
The surfer added: “So many crew locals and tourists have no idea [amount of] Whites following the whales and schools of mullets up and down [the] coast at this time of year.”
That warning came after a giant white surfer threatened at Frenchman’s Beach over the weekend.
In the social post, Specht recalled surfing at Straddie, another location on North Stradbroke Island, in the 1970s when another surfer was attacked by a shark.
Specht recalled how his friend’s leg was bitten off by the predatory shark: “I will never forget the slaughter.”
Typically between June and August each year, whales migrate to the warmer waters of Australia’s east coast to mate, bringing with them large numbers of killer sharks.
In March, Australian snapper Sean Scott left the internet stunned when he shared chilling drone footage of a shark roaming off Australia’s west coast before disappearing in a flash.
This comes a year after a giant 900-pound tiger shark was reeled in by a group of Sydney fishermen after a 45-minute battle with the ferocious beast.
Captain Paul Barning and the crew of the Dark Horse caught the deadly shark off the Sydney coast, then brought it ashore to be weighed at Port Hacking in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.
The sharks can grow up to 7.62 meters long and sometimes weigh more than 800 kg.
In 2021, there were 18 shark attacks in Australia, including three fatalities.
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