Expired News - Shark leaps from the sea in Australia, terrifies beach-goers - The Weather Network
Your weather when it really mattersTM

Country

Please choose your default site

Americas

Asia - Pacific

Europe

News

Editor's Choice

Shark leaps from the sea in Australia, terrifies beach-goers


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 3:10 PM - Australia is about to enter its hottest period of the year, and that has people flocking to the beach.

But beach-goers at Coffs Harbour got more than a little sun, sand and relaxation recently when a giant shark lept out of the water right in front of them.

According to Sky News, the shark made its dramatic appearance in the middle of a surfing competition and it apparently breached the surface twice, sending frantic surfers paddling to back to shore.

Spectator Steph Bellamy was able to catch it on camera.


RELATED: Surviving a shark attack


"I saw a splash and wondered what it was, than I hit the button on the camera wondering if I got it, then when I checked the picture I couldn't believe it," she told Sky News.

Event organizers kept competitors out of the water for 15 minutes before resuming the festivities.

No injuries were reported.

RELATED VIDEO: FIVE CRAZY FACTS ABOUT SHARKS:

Default saved
Close

Search Location

Close

Sign In

Please sign in to use this feature.