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Thursday, 26 December 2019 10:30 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The shark smashed like a freight train into Roger Swinney’s surfski in an explosion of noise and spray, knocking him off into the water.  “I managed to get back on the ski,” he said, “but I fell off again and as I remounted the second time, I saw the swirl and tips of the shark’s fins.

“I didn’t see it clearly, but from the force of it and the movement in the water, it looked big!”

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

All I remember is that it felt like being hit by a truck,” said Andy Wheatley.  “The crunch was pretty impressive!” 

Flung violently off his surfski and into the water, Wheatley’s “first thought was to get back on and go!”

Monday, 23 April 2018 09:48 | Category : Latest Surfski News

“NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a man bumped off his surfski near Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay…” Bump? Some bump!

Thursday, 08 December 2011 06:48 | Category : Latest Surfski News

The email was brief: “Newsflash - Richard was attacked by a shark. He is safe, but his surfski is seriously damaged (entire rudder system trashed).”  Later came an update: “Richard is safe, though he had to stop 3 times on his paddle today to empty his boat. “

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:56 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Sea Rescue – National – Wednesday, 18 August, 2010. WARNING – Shark activity close inshore.

The NSRI and Save Our Seas foundation are warning bathers, paddlers and surfers to be acutely aware that at this time of year sharks migrate towards the shoreline in search of food.

 

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:29 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Duane Strosaker was paddling his sea kayak about 5nm offshore from the Gaviota State Beach in Southern California, when a Great White Shark decided he was worth investigating.  Duane "screamed like a girl" (who wouldn't) as the shark gently put its mouth around the hull of the kayak and held it for "10-15 seconds".

Sunday, 28 December 2008 11:15 | Category : Latest Surfski News

29 year old Steve Kulcsar was knocked off his fishing kayak by a 5m Great White Shark near Long Reef, Sydney, Australia.  The shark circled him for a minute while he trod water and tried to get back on his craft. 

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Tuesday, 04 November 2008 03:40 | Category : Latest Surfski News

What motivates email hoaxers?  What assholes.  This 2006 pic of a Great White Shark is doing the rounds via email at the moment.

 

Great White Shark, Fish Hoek
2006 image showing Great White Shark off Fish Hoek Beach. (Copyright Alison Kock)

 

Wednesday, 09 July 2008 09:16 | Category : Latest Surfski News

We have more details of the incident and some photos of the Fenn Millennium surfski that was chomped by a Great White Shark in Mossel Bay on 28th June.

 

Shark bite on Kobus Maritz' surfski
Damage to Kobus Maritz' ski

 

Wednesday, 02 July 2008 12:05 | Category : Latest Surfski News

Mossel Bay, South Africa, 28th June, 2008. Jan-Hendrik Barnard and his friend Kobus Maritz were paddling near Bay View when a shark hit Kobus' Fenn Mako Millennium surfski from underneath.  "The shark bit the ski near where the Fenn Mako logo is," said Jan-Hendrik...

Great White Shark
Great White Shark (Photo by Terry Goss, copyright 2006. Taken at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico, August 2006.)

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