Several beaches have been closed on the Far North Coast. Picture Nathan Edwards
Several beaches have been closed on the Far North Coast. Picture Nathan Edwards

Beaches reopen after shark sightings yesterday

UPDATE 11.10am: ALL Northern Rivers beaches have been re-opened this morning.

According to the beachsafe website, all surf life saving teams across the area decided conditions were right for the beaches to be reopened. 

A number of local beaches were closed yesterday.

Sharps Beach and Angels North Beach at Ballina, Belongil Beach and Main Beach at Byron Bay, plus Evans Head Beach and Mooball Beach were closed yesterday after  a number of different shark sightings and an incident.

Read more>> WATCH: Pro surfer's close encounter with shark at Ballina

To check if the beaches are open, check the Beachsafe website at https://beachsafe.org.au/.

 


UPDATE 4.30pm: NSW NORTH Coast beaches, closed due to shark sightings today, will remain closed until tomorrow.

A spokesman for NSW SLSC confirmed Sharps Beach and Angels North Beach at Ballina. plus Belongil Beach and Main Beach at Byron Bay will remain closed.

Evans Head Beach and Mooball Beach were also closed today. 

"The best way to check if the beaches are open tomorrow is to check the Beachsafe website at https://beachsafe.org.au/", he said.

 

Original story : BALLINA beaches have been closed after a surfer had a close call with a shark.

NSW Shark Smart has announced NSW SLSC has closed all Ballina beaches after a "shark interaction" was detected by SLS drone.

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"The surfer was not injured", the social media post read.

Meanwhile, a 1.5 metre Bull shark has also been detected at Main Beach, Byron Bay shortly after 2.30pm today.

Main Beach has been closed until further notice.

There are no drumlines at Ballina and Evans Head today.

More information to come.

ALL Northern Rivers beaches have been re-opened this morning. According to the beachsafe website, all surf life saving teams across the area decided conditions were right for the beaches to be reopened.   A number of local beaches were closed yesterday.

Sharps Beach and Angels North Beach at Ballina, Belongil Beach and Main Beach at Byron Bay, plus Evans Head Beach and Mooball Beach were closed yesterday after  a number of different shark sightings and an incident.

 Read more>> WATCH: Pro surfer's close encounter with shark at Ballina

To check if the beaches are open, check the Beachsafe website at https://beachsafe.org.au/.



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