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Shark attack at Cobblestones , Gracetown

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Created by esoom 5 months ago, 16 Apr 2018
esoom
103 posts
16 Apr 2018 11:30AM
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Surfer has been airlifted to hospital this morning ,****ing Noah's once again ruining a good surf session !

IFocus
WA, 321 posts
16 Apr 2018 11:59AM
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Rang my mate who is a regular there to see if it was him or if he had seen it however he was busy doing other stuff.

Big schools of salmon this year reported so likely to be a few whites amongst them.

Nutdip
WA, 38 posts
16 Apr 2018 3:04PM
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Is that whale carcass washed up near lefthanders still there?

BTB
WA, 98 posts
16 Apr 2018 3:17PM
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Been another one at left handers
Superficial wound.
4 mtr gws

Just on the radio.

jbshack
WA, 6726 posts
16 Apr 2018 3:33PM
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Lets hope he is not too badly hurt and back again soon..

Any news on the surfer found face down at South Point a few days earlier

jbshack
WA, 6726 posts
16 Apr 2018 3:34PM
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BTB said..
Been another one at left handers
Superficial wound.
4 mtr gws

Just on the radio.


Sorry is that another dead whale, or another shark attack

BTB
WA, 98 posts
16 Apr 2018 3:50PM
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Shark attack.

jbshack
WA, 6726 posts
16 Apr 2018 4:53PM
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BTB said..
Shark attack.


Thanks, yep saw that..

surferstu
1011 posts
16 Apr 2018 5:19PM
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Long overdue for another cull, it worked last time, it will work again.

Boothie88
160 posts
16 Apr 2018 6:41PM
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jbshack said..
Lets hope he is not too badly hurt and back again soon..

Any news on the surfer found face down at South Point a few days earlier


Hes in a stable condition after being taken to hospital with concussion

Buster fin
WA, 1722 posts
16 Apr 2018 8:21PM
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Will we see surfer numbers plummet like last year as well?

NthScb
73 posts
16 Apr 2018 8:34PM
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I was on the beach and watched the second attack. If you want to get attacked by a shark follow what this guy did.
1) Go to a spot where an attack has already occurred that day
2) Ignore the beach closure signs.
3) Ignore the DPAW staff telling you a 4m shark has been spotted.
4) Walk down the beach to where the dead whale is and paddle out there.
5) When the fisheries boat is yelling out to you that they have seen a massive shark and everyone else paddles in, you decide to stay out.

BOOM 5 mins later you get nailed by a massive shark!

What a ****ing idiot!

Razzonater
1634 posts
16 Apr 2018 8:53PM
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Are there any photos of the surf?

IFocus
WA, 321 posts
17 Apr 2018 6:16AM
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Photo in the "Australian" showing one of the guys stayed towing him into a wave to the beach what a legend.

DARTH
WA, 2768 posts
17 Apr 2018 8:09AM
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Saw a vid on fb this morning of a red board at the lefties stretch, decent bite mark. Not sure on the 4m estimate tho.

jbshack
WA, 6726 posts
17 Apr 2018 8:46AM
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DARTH said..
Saw a vid on fb this morning of a red board at the lefties stretch, decent bite mark. Not sure on the 4m estimate tho.


A mate i know was also their and has ariel footage of the shark.. He said 100% 4 m

Greenroom
WA, 7431 posts
17 Apr 2018 11:16AM
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Cull time.

oz surf
WA, 331 posts
17 Apr 2018 11:46AM
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Greenroom said..
Cull time.


Absolutely. Whats the general consensus down there Greenroom?

Buster fin
WA, 1722 posts
17 Apr 2018 2:44PM
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Ooooh, a four letter word... No wonder I haven't heard it on the news.

Cull
CULL
CULL!!!

Coohan
41 posts
17 Apr 2018 3:59PM
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Massive props to the guy who helped out the first victim. Balls the size of watermelons!

On all fronts it seems like the second guy is competing hard for a Darwin Award...

Greenroom
WA, 7431 posts
17 Apr 2018 6:27PM
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oz surf said..




Greenroom said..
Cull time.






Absolutely. Whats the general consensus down there Greenroom?





A mate was surfing Old Cobbles when the first shark attack happened. He saw the guy getting carried out of the water while he was waiting for a wave and thought that he must have just hurt himself. Then he said about 4 girls were on the hill waving their arms and screaming but couldn't hear exactly what they were saying but paddled in anyway.
He's a little rattled by it as we were both surfing there at the same time when Chris was killed at Umbies. We both knew Chris.
Also knew Nick from the South Point shark attack.
Its all too close to home.
Yep we all surf and everyone who does makes the trip south. But I don't think you blokes really comprehend the frequency as it's not a daily task for you guys to paddle out at these breaks.
Yes it's insane! It's crazy! I've got so much running through my head.
I was salmon fishing at Booj a couple weeks ago and a shark cleared everyone from Gas and the beach.
About halfa hour later 2 whites smashed the salmon school I was fishing. Insane to see. The ocean is alive and fully active.
We see sharks all the time. Surfing, windsurfing, fishing, chillin' whatever.
I had one only a few months ago swim past me with fin out and 3 blokes on the beach saw it and started yelling and screaming at me. Not a good place to be in.
I've seriously lost count. It's just something you gotta expect now as the norm.
Everyones on edge.
Bull**** aside, let's not call it a cull, let's call it a controlled fish!
They aren't endangered anymore. My experience alone tells me otherwise and I'm not the only one living down here. Come on fk me!
This is my opinion and pretty sure the same opinion of most Gracetown/Cowaramup surfer's.
We all have kids who surf and I'm afraid that my son or daughter will be next.
Crocs, kangaroos, rabbits, foxes, horses etc get culled.
What's different to sharks?
Rant over, more bourbon needed!

Ctngoodvibes
WA, 1202 posts
17 Apr 2018 6:59PM
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Yeh mate we get it spent most of my youth surfing cobbles and big rock for hours on end sad my kids can't experience the same freedom

oz surf
WA, 331 posts
18 Apr 2018 8:24AM
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Greenroom said..

oz surf said..





Greenroom said..
Cull time.







Absolutely. Whats the general consensus down there Greenroom?






A mate was surfing Old Cobbles when the first shark attack happened. He saw the guy getting carried out of the water while he was waiting for a wave and thought that he must have just hurt himself. Then he said about 4 girls were on the hill waving their arms and screaming but couldn't hear exactly what they were saying but paddled in anyway.
He's a little rattled by it as we were both surfing there at the same time when Chris was killed at Umbies. We both knew Chris.
Also knew Nick from the South Point shark attack.
Its all too close to home.
Yep we all surf and everyone who does makes the trip south. But I don't think you blokes really comprehend the frequency as it's not a daily task for you guys to paddle out at these breaks.
Yes it's insane! It's crazy! I've got so much running through my head.
I was salmon fishing at Booj a couple weeks ago and a shark cleared everyone from Gas and the beach.
About halfa hour later 2 whites smashed the salmon school I was fishing. Insane to see. The ocean is alive and fully active.
We see sharks all the time. Surfing, windsurfing, fishing, chillin' whatever.
I had one only a few months ago swim past me with fin out and 3 blokes on the beach saw it and started yelling and screaming at me. Not a good place to be in.
I've seriously lost count. It's just something you gotta expect now as the norm.
Everyones on edge.
Bull**** aside, let's not call it a cull, let's call it a controlled fish!
They aren't endangered anymore. My experience alone tells me otherwise and I'm not the only one living down here. Come on fk me!
This is my opinion and pretty sure the same opinion of most Gracetown/Cowaramup surfer's.
We all have kids who surf and I'm afraid that my son or daughter will be next.
Crocs, kangaroos, rabbits, foxes, horses etc get culled.
What's different to sharks?
Rant over, more bourbon needed!


Well said mate.

Macaha
QLD, 16905 posts
18 Apr 2018 11:00AM
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This from WSL Insta


Beelzebub
WA, 133 posts
18 Apr 2018 10:45AM
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Our beaches are now formally fringed with a blood-red line, the far side of which we are 'game' for monsters of the deep.

Bara
WA, 365 posts
18 Apr 2018 11:00AM
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Greenroom said..

oz surf said..





Greenroom said..
Cull time.







Absolutely. Whats the general consensus down there Greenroom?






A mate was surfing Old Cobbles when the first shark attack happened. He saw the guy getting carried out of the water while he was waiting for a wave and thought that he must have just hurt himself. Then he said about 4 girls were on the hill waving their arms and screaming but couldn't hear exactly what they were saying but paddled in anyway.
He's a little rattled by it as we were both surfing there at the same time when Chris was killed at Umbies. We both knew Chris.
Also knew Nick from the South Point shark attack.
Its all too close to home.
Yep we all surf and everyone who does makes the trip south. But I don't think you blokes really comprehend the frequency as it's not a daily task for you guys to paddle out at these breaks.
Yes it's insane! It's crazy! I've got so much running through my head.
I was salmon fishing at Booj a couple weeks ago and a shark cleared everyone from Gas and the beach.
About halfa hour later 2 whites smashed the salmon school I was fishing. Insane to see. The ocean is alive and fully active.
We see sharks all the time. Surfing, windsurfing, fishing, chillin' whatever.
I had one only a few months ago swim past me with fin out and 3 blokes on the beach saw it and started yelling and screaming at me. Not a good place to be in.
I've seriously lost count. It's just something you gotta expect now as the norm.
Everyones on edge.
Bull**** aside, let's not call it a cull, let's call it a controlled fish!
They aren't endangered anymore. My experience alone tells me otherwise and I'm not the only one living down here. Come on fk me!
This is my opinion and pretty sure the same opinion of most Gracetown/Cowaramup surfer's.
We all have kids who surf and I'm afraid that my son or daughter will be next.
Crocs, kangaroos, rabbits, foxes, horses etc get culled.
What's different to sharks?
Rant over, more bourbon needed!


well said mate

Bara
WA, 365 posts
18 Apr 2018 11:05AM
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Greenroom said..

oz surf said..





Greenroom said..
Cull time.







Absolutely. Whats the general consensus down there Greenroom?






A mate was surfing Old Cobbles when the first shark attack happened. He saw the guy getting carried out of the water while he was waiting for a wave and thought that he must have just hurt himself. Then he said about 4 girls were on the hill waving their arms and screaming but couldn't hear exactly what they were saying but paddled in anyway.
He's a little rattled by it as we were both surfing there at the same time when Chris was killed at Umbies. We both knew Chris.
Also knew Nick from the South Point shark attack.
Its all too close to home.
Yep we all surf and everyone who does makes the trip south. But I don't think you blokes really comprehend the frequency as it's not a daily task for you guys to paddle out at these breaks.
Yes it's insane! It's crazy! I've got so much running through my head.
I was salmon fishing at Booj a couple weeks ago and a shark cleared everyone from Gas and the beach.
About halfa hour later 2 whites smashed the salmon school I was fishing. Insane to see. The ocean is alive and fully active.
We see sharks all the time. Surfing, windsurfing, fishing, chillin' whatever.
I had one only a few months ago swim past me with fin out and 3 blokes on the beach saw it and started yelling and screaming at me. Not a good place to be in.
I've seriously lost count. It's just something you gotta expect now as the norm.
Everyones on edge.
Bull**** aside, let's not call it a cull, let's call it a controlled fish!
They aren't endangered anymore. My experience alone tells me otherwise and I'm not the only one living down here. Come on fk me!
This is my opinion and pretty sure the same opinion of most Gracetown/Cowaramup surfer's.
We all have kids who surf and I'm afraid that my son or daughter will be next.
Crocs, kangaroos, rabbits, foxes, horses etc get culled.
What's different to sharks?
Rant over, more bourbon needed!


well said mate

Cancelling the pro may well finally have an impact on our $s over people state government. The impact on tourism $s will be massive as this will go right round the world and label Margs as a no go for many would be visitors. It might just force some more visible action on the problem fingers crossed.

JulianRoss
WA, 321 posts
18 Apr 2018 12:18PM
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Just thinking out loud here..
Would the event have been cancelled because of the first attack if there hadn't been a second. If not, then was the second attack/ incident the impetus for the cancellation.
So in relation to the second incident, was the guy paddling out when there was known shark activity (see Nth Scb post above), either:
1 a protester bent on cancelling the corporate funded competition
2 an anode like sentinal, in that he would keep the shark away from the competition, and therefore aiming to keep the comp going?
Hero or villian?
Either way, a speedy recovery to 2 pretty lucky (they survived) and unlucky (they got bit) surfers.

IFocus
WA, 321 posts
18 Apr 2018 12:44PM
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Insurance matters and wobbly Brazzo's likely the cause.

Isn't the reason people move to Margs is for the countryside and better waves or is it for being overrun by tourist clogging the breaks up like the Gold Coast?

Has it all changed that much since I was a rate payer down there?

Bara
WA, 365 posts
18 Apr 2018 12:44PM
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JulianRoss said..
Just thinking out loud here..
Would the event have been cancelled because of the first attack if there hadn't been a second. If not, then was the second attack/ incident the impetus for the cancellation.
So in relation to the second incident, was the guy paddling out when there was known shark activity (see Nth Scb post above), either:
1 a protester bent on cancelling the corporate funded competition
2 an anode like sentinal, in that he would keep the shark away from the competition, and therefore aiming to keep the comp going?
Hero or villian?
Either way, a speedy recovery to 2 pretty lucky (they survived) and unlucky (they got bit) surfers.


the event was cancelled due to ongoing shark activity on top of these 2 quick fire attacks. the alerts are pinging like crazy with sightings last 48 hours. ie it wasnt looking like getting any better.

the 2nd guy reckons he didnt know till he paddled out and thats entirely possible. if you dont check your mobile its pretty easy to do and he doesnt look like he even owns one! I told plenty out the back further south around 5 to 6 hours after the first attack who didnt know about it and no one knew about a whale carcass till pretty late in the day

Inadvertently or not if the cancelled pro jolts some action from McClowan then that 2nd bloke is a bloody hero in my book!



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