News & Alerts
Shark WARNING for Mainbreak Surfing Spot at Yallingup Beach28 May 2022
A shark WARNING has been issued for Mainbreak Surfing Sport, Yallingup in the City of Busselton after a reported shark interaction.
- The shark interaction was reported by a member of the public at approximately 9:45am on 28 May 2022.
- A reported 2.0m bronze whaler shark knocked a surfer off his surfboard. This is being investigated by Department of Primary Industries and Primary Development.
What to do:
- Take additional caution in the Mainbreak Surfing Spot, Yallingup area.
- Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA.
- Use your Sea Sense and stay informed by checking for shark activity on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
- If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to land managers and relevant authorities and to the public on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.
What authorities are doing:
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is working with local authorities to coordinate responses.
Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are monitoring the situation.
Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – www.twitter.com/SLSWA. Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases.