A 15-year-old boy has survived a terrifying brush with a shark that just about knocked him off his surfboard at a Mandurah seashore in Western Australia.
Bryce Hickman signalled to his twin brother to paddle to security because the two-metre predator darted away.
“I used to be ready for one more wave and one thing simply got here and nudged my surfboard and I used to be too far out to get the reef,” Bryce instructed 9News.
“I regarded once more and it was simply this massive shark after which it darted off.”
The fin of the predator nearly knocked the teenager off his board at Cosies Surf Break in Falcon about 7am right this moment.
“It simply got here and nudged my surfboard … yeah, it is fairly scary,” he added.
The 15-year-old’s twin brother, who was additionally within the water on the time, heard Bryce’s scream “shark” and got here into shore as properly.
The shark rapidly swam away however Bryce was nonetheless 40 metres from the seashore and paddled as quick as he may to get to security.
Simply 350 metres away from the place the Yr 8 scholar was browsing is Gearies Break.
That seashore is the place 29-year-old Ben Gerring was killed by a fantastic white six years in the past.
Thursday’s scare prompted authorities to close down surrounding seashores for about two hours alongside a one kilometre stretch from Falcon Bay.
However the shut encounter wasn’t sufficient to scare the boys out of the water and never even a mom’s warning may hold these brothers away.
“Mum was fairly terrified [telling me] you are not going to log on anymore,” Bryce laughed.
”I solely obtained one wave so simply waited a number of hours and got here again then, and obtained the final couple of units for the day.”