Daniel Fleming believes this same shark attacked his boat twice within six months near Pottsville. Photo: contributed by Daniel Fleming
Daniel Fleming believes this same shark attacked his boat twice within six months near Pottsville. Photo: contributed by Daniel Fleming Daniel Fleming

3.5m monster shark scaring wits out of surfers, boaties

UPDATE: REPORTS of a large shark nudging surfboards around Hastings Point in recent weeks has led to a warning to swimmers and surfers.

One reader said she was aware of a number of surfers being harassed by a shark near the river mouth on Wednesday morning.

Cabarita resident Jeff Mathison said that five weeks ago he was surfing at Hastings Point with a mate when they saw a shark more than 3.5 metres long.

"We think it was a great white by the shape of fins and colouring," Mr Mathison said.

"It was big enough to scare the s**t out of us and we came straight in."

Kingscliff resident Daniel Fleming believes his boat was attacked by the same shark off the coast at Pottsville twice since last April.

"I swear...it was the same one in the same spot six months apart," Mr Fleming said.

"It was bigger than my boat."

He said the shark, which had scratches to its head, damaged his boat.

Initial report:

A SHARK has been seen approaching surfers around Hastings Point. 

According to one reader, several surfers were nudged by a "large shark" in the water near the river mouth on Wednesday morning. 

It is understood a number of people have seen a shark in the area. 

More details to come. 

Have you seen a shark in the area? Contact liana.turner@tweeddailynews.com.au.



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