Surfer knocked off his board by great white shark on popular WA beach off Rottnest Island

Huge great white shark knocks a surfer off his board in a terrifying collision near a popular beach – but lives to tell the tale

  • Man was knocked off his surfboard by ten-foot great white shark at WA
  • Surfer was not injured and managed to swim to shore before alerting authorities
  • Salmon Beach at the popular tourist spot of Rottnest Island closed until 3pm Tuesday

A surfer had a terrifying ordeal with a great white shark after being knocked off his board in a terrifying collision on a popular beach.

The man was surfing at Chickens Break off Salmon Beach, 500 meters from Rottnest Island near Perth on Monday, when he had a scary ordeal with the ten-foot predator.

the surfer was not injured and managed to swim to shore before the authorities were alerted.

A surfer has had a terrifying encounter with a ten-foot great white shark (stock image)

“(Fisheries) Shark Operations Manager confirmed the details and began contacting the Rottnest Authority Rangers to respond to shark incidents,” Fisheries WA said.

Salmon Beach is closed Tuesdays between Parker Point and Green Island until at least 3:00 PM.

The shark sighting was reported just after a 2.5-meter bull shark was spotted in Perth’s Swan River near the Narrows Bridge.

There were also unconfirmed sightings of a shark on Leighton Beach in Perth earlier in the morning, Surf Life Saving WA said.