Gracetown shark encounter: Surfer’s board hit, beaches closed at North Point and Lefthanders

AAP and staff writersThe West Australian
Several South West beaches have been closed.
Camera IconSeveral South West beaches have been closed. Credit: The West Australian

An aggressive 3.5-metre white shark has damaged a surfer's board, prompting authorities to issue a warning at a popular South West beach.

As visitors head to the tourist hotspot for the school holidays, a shark warning has been issued for North Point, near Gracetown.

The surfer’s encounter happened yesterday evening and beaches have been closed up to the Lefthanders surfing spot until Thursday.

It is not known whether the damage to the surfboard was caused by the shark bumping or biting it.

VideoMore than 200 sharks have been filmed enjoying a giant bait ball.

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