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Shark attack Ballina

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Created by alex4714 3 months ago, 5 Jun 2018
gdownie
NSW, 101 posts
5 Jun 2018 5:44PM
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they say if u wear a tooth round your neck u wont get taken..........this one is a guarantee.

iandvnt
QLD, 515 posts
5 Jun 2018 6:13PM
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i think i have body dragged back to my board faster here than anywhere on earth after kiting over something sizey. i am getting a leash, i changend my mind about them lol

dafish
NSW, 1208 posts
5 Jun 2018 10:08PM
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My friend sent me the photos, and they are pretty scary. He told me it was Flatrock though, and that place with drumlines out the back is asking for trouble.

Bara
WA, 365 posts
6 Jun 2018 7:43AM
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iandvnt said..
i think i have body dragged back to my board faster here than anywhere on earth after kiting over something sizey. i am getting a leash, i changend my mind about them lol


Yep I weighed up the leash option vs body dragging where I kite with great whites. Leash won hands down!

Alysum
NSW, 270 posts
6 Jun 2018 11:19AM
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It seems like all shark attacks/sightings all happen at Ballina lately ?!

dachopper
WA, 1346 posts
6 Jun 2018 11:34AM
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Get a freedom + shark shield installed on your board. Problem solved.

sharkshield.com/shop/freedom-surf-bundle/

Surfer62
VIC, 1185 posts
6 Jun 2018 7:56PM
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Pick a shark by number on this site and see where they travel, amzing stuff, nth nsw epicentre for tagging juvenile great whites.

Some travel from nsw to nz and back, vic and back, sa and back, wa and back always home to nth nsw , the distances they travel can be 1000s of kms a year

Can spend hours on this site, see shark 28 travels below

www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/sharks/management/shark-tagging-project





Robbo2099
WA, 698 posts
6 Jun 2018 11:16PM
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iandvnt said..
i think i have body dragged back to my board faster here than anywhere on earth after kiting over something sizey. i am getting a leash, i changend my mind about them lol


Suspect that you are far more likely to be seriously injured by a board injury from using a leash than from a potential shark attack by not using one. YMMV.

Bara
WA, 365 posts
7 Jun 2018 3:35PM
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Robbo2099 said..

iandvnt said..
i think i have body dragged back to my board faster here than anywhere on earth after kiting over something sizey. i am getting a leash, i changend my mind about them lol



Suspect that you are far more likely to be seriously injured by a board injury from using a leash than from a potential shark attack by not using one. YMMV.


injured vs bitten in half mate.
ill take a nasty gash or a fright from near drowning over that any day of the week

SibboV1
366 posts
9 Jun 2018 8:18AM
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Even sharks snob Tasmania.

LeighMajor
NSW, 215 posts
11 Jun 2018 8:08PM
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Large schools of mullet leaving our north coast rivers.
Sharks will be on the hunt up this area.
Be advised to be very aware of sharks around these mullet schools.
Trouble is when the kiting Adrenlin kicks in it's easy to forget about the sea life.

pearl
NSW, 971 posts
12 Jun 2018 7:02AM
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^^^ + bait + whales ^^^. Large white hanging there again yesterday. Not tagged!

LeighMajor
NSW, 215 posts
14 Jun 2018 5:53PM
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Yep all sorts of favourites on special for the sharks this time of year.??????



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