Incredible drone footage shows a massive great white shark stalking in the waves just METRES from unaware surfers at a popular beach
- A large great white shark has been spotted lurking dangerously close to surfers
- The footage was captured by a hovering drone at Tuncurry Beach on June 9
- Ominous video sees shark hovering around idle surfers as they waited for wave
A great white shark has been spotted stalking unaware surfers in a chilling video at a popular beach.
The video, which was captured by a hovering drone, showed the 2.3metre (7.5ft) shark lurking beneath the waves at popular Tuncurry Beach in Forster, New South Wales, on June 9.
The drone, maneuvered by The Rogue Droner, hovers just metres away from the water, and follows the shark as it moves closer to the surfers.
Footage has been captured of a Great White Shark stalking unaware surfers at a popular NSW beach
The video, which was captured by a hovering drone, sees the large shark ominously swimming around surfers at the popular Tuncurry Beach in Forster, NSW, on June 9
The great white is seen comes within striking distance of the five surfers in the water as they wait fr as they wait for a wave – completely unaware of the lurking shark.
There appeared to be at least five surfers in the water at the time.
The videographer who shot the footage made several attempts to alert the surfers to the presence of the huge shark – but those in the water didn’t notice.
The dark, lurking animal is seen swimming up to the surfers as they wait, legs dangling into the depths below, for a wave – completely unaware of the lurking shark.
It comes after there’s been a high amount of shark activity around the entrance to the Forster, Tuncurry harbour (pictured the popular tourist beach Tuncurry Beach in Forster, NSW)
Immediately after the footage, shark detection Twitter account SharkSmart posted a 2.3m great white sighting at the beach.
Great white sharks: Feared predators of the deep
- Great white sharks have such a strong sense of smell that they can detect a colony of seals 3km away
- Great whites give birth to up to ten ‘pups’ but mothers will eat them if they don’t swim off fast enough
- They can swim at speeds of up to 60km
- They attack 5-10 humans every year but usually just take a ‘sample bite’ out of curiosity before swimming off
- Great whites can live to up to 70 years old
- They are coloured white underneath to make them harder to see from below with sunlight shining down
- They have several rows of teeth that can number into the thousands
- As their teeth fall out they are replaced by razor sharp teeth in the row behind
The update also urged swimmers and surfers to stay out of the water.
The drone footage comes after several sightings of sharks were captured in the surrounding areas of Forster using drones in the last year.
Another drone operator, Adam Fitzroy captured a large great white swimming along the usually-populated Nine Mile Beach in Tuncurry on June 20.
Although there were no swimmers in the water, Mr Fitzroy said the fish came close to shore as it preyed on mullet, Gloucester Advocate reports.
Mr Fitzroy said there was lots of shark activity around the entrance to the Forster-Tuncurry harbour all year.
On June 21, he spotted seven large sharks in the water in the morning alone.