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A gang of sharks can be seen swarming violently during the whale buffet off the shores of Cape Cuvier, near Carnarvon in Western Australia. Grant and his son Sam Eastland were awe-struck at the spectacle, which saw some of the sharks come so close to the shore they almost beached themselves. For Sam, the lure of touching a shark proved too much as he ran into the water during the frenzy. “I wanted to see if I could grab it,” he said. “But I got a bit too wet.”
Last year, Mick Fanning was lucky to survive a terrifying shark attack at J-Bay. He took time out from surfing, and admitted he didn’t know if he would ever make it back. This year, he won the J-Bay Open. In an incredible tale of overcoming adversity, the likeable Aussie surfer somehow managed to defy nerves and fear — he’d be crazy if he wasn’t at least a little scared in the water — to win his fourth crown at the South African event!
People shared and then they argued like hell over their authenticity. And it was this debate over authenticity that propelled each videos’ viral success. The content series was envisioned as a social experiment to explore the creation and distribution of ‘new media’, with the process involving The Woolshed Co. strategising, creating, releasing and then integrating the learnings into the next piece. Incredible stuff.
“Hello Jbay I’m back! Didn’t know how my first surf was going to go back here but after the first wave all is good again, love this place!” – Mick Fanning.
“Fishing the outflow from a Nuclear Power Plant in a kayak my friend KC hooks into a 4 foot black tip shark only to have it ripped in half by a very large Bull Shark and it didn’t stop after that. I did my best to get some video of the attack from my paddle board. Wow, that was crazy.” – Palm Beach Pete.
In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
A great white shark captured in the wake of an attack on a surfer south of Perth has died and been disposed of at sea, Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries has confirmed. The 4.2-metre shark was caught on a drum line close to where 29-year-old Ben Gerring was attacked at Falcon Bay beach in Mandurah. Mr Gerring lost a leg above the knee in the attack and he remains in a critical condition in Royal Perth Hospital. Everyone here at Shock Mansion hopes he can pull through and make a speedy recovery.
A group of tourists have been treated to a stunning display of nature off the Western Australian coast. They encountered more than seventy tiger sharks feasting on a whale carcass. Drones and cameras were used to film the spectacle, capturing the sharks feeding and circling their food. The tour was making its way up the coast from Geraldton to Broome when it ran into the awe-inspiring sight.