Great white scares pro surfers in WA


A group of the world’s top surfers were left shaken after a close encounter with an estimated 4.5 metre great white shark ahead of the West Australian leg of the World Surfing League tour.

US surfer Kanoa Igarashi said he and a handful of other professionals were surfing Margaret River’s famed Mainbreak at sunset when the great white appeared.

‘We went over a wave and me and Caio (Ibelli) are looking out and see this fin emerging out of the water, it looked like a submarine, it kept growing,’ Igarashi told Stab Magazine.

‘Then it was flustering and thrashing, making so much water and then it just shot down and I looked over at Caio and he had the most scared face I’ve ever seen, no one said a word.’

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