The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development said the surfer was swiped by the tail of a 3.5 metre shark yesterday, approximately 15 metres from Gracetown’s South Point. Happening around 5:30pm on Monday 23rd April, the surfer was not injured. This comes only eight days after 37-year-old surfer Alejandro Travaglini was bitten on the legs by a shark off Gracetown’s Cobblestones Beach.
Hours later, 41-year-old Jason Longgrass received minor injuries after also being bitten by a shark at the nearby Lefthanders surf break.
The Surf Lifesaving WA helicopter is patrolling in the area for the rest of the school holidays this week and fisheries officers are also keeping watch on the area.
For the latest shark sightings see the Shark Smart website.