WA surfer recollects his Mick Fanning second with nice white shark


A WA surfer has recalled his personal Mick Fanning second after coming nose to nose with a terrific white shark.

Greg Cartledge was browsing at Guillotines, north of Gracetown, with seven others on Thursday when he noticed the shark strategy fellow surfer John Norton. 

“I seen an enormous apex dorsal fin factor pointing straight on the surfer,” Mr Cartledge mentioned. 

“It appeared to be its nostril on his surfboard, going through in the direction of him, and its tail simply thrashing round.” 

He added the shark appeared to be “nearly” circling Mr Norton.

A surfer has recalled a Mick Fanning-like run-in with a terrific white shark in Guillotines, WA. Supply: File/Getty Photos

Mr Norton mentioned he felt a “shunt from behind” because the shark “effectively over two metres lengthy” swam across the facet of him.

He’s additionally constructive it was a terrific white however he managed to remain on his board and paddle to security together with the opposite surfers.

Mr Cartledge mentioned it reminded him of Fanning’s notorious run-in with a white pointer. 

“Simply by luck that shark determined to not have a chew of him,” Mr Cartledge mentioned.

Guillotines is ready to be lined by a drumline subsequent yr as a part of a rollout.

Australian surfer Mick Fanning fought off a shark in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa in 2015 through the J-Bay Open. Supply: AAP

In the mean time, if a surfer or swimmer is attacked by a shark within the space it’s a 30-minute drive to Margaret River down a protracted, tough 4WD observe. 

Regardless of the shark’s look, surfers had been again within the water on Friday – however Mr Cartledge and Mr Norton weren’t with them.

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