Shark sighting at Ballina beach
UPDATE 10.45am: LIGHTHOUSE Beach at Ballina has reopened following a shark sighting earlier this morning.
FRIDAY 10.25am: LIGHTHOUSE Beach at Ballina has been closed following sightings of a shark this morning.
The Shark Smart Twitter account confirmed the news.
"NSWDPI advises Lighthouse Beach, Ballina closed for half an hour due to surfers sighting a shark," the account posted 20 minutes ago.
A reporter from The Northern Star who was on scene said surfers have headed back out into the ocean after being given the all clear by Surf Lifesavers.