Shark Attack at Bronte

A nice story to read on the internet just before going to the beach for a surf –

18.04.05 7.20am

A surfer fought off a 2m shark with his board at an Australian beach – then continued surfing.

Illustrator Simon Letch returned to Sydney’s Bronte Beach 30 minutes after surviving the attack with a replacement board, despite the beach being closed because of the danger, life guard Aaron Graham said.

“He was pretty calm about it, very laid back.”

Graham said although there were two big puncture mark bites on the board, the shark didn’t actually bite a hunk out of it so Letch was able to ride it in.

I think I would have been the same way if a shark and taken a bite out of my board as well.

Gary Brewer

Gary Brewer