A Bondi Beach surfer has had the fright of his life when a six-foot shark jumped onto his board on Tuesday morning.
Bondi Rescue Lifeguards confirmed the incident on its Facebook page, saying the man was not injured when the “small” six-foot shark mounted the board before swimming off.
“We had a small shark (six-foot) jump on a local surfers board this morning then swim off under another surfer,” said the lifeguards.
“The man was not injured. Lifeguards spoke to both men and cleared the water afterwards.”
“Will be a very memorable surf for both guys.”
The victim of the world’s scariest ‘drop-in’ was local surfer Dean Norburn who was paddling at Bondi’s south end, near the Icebergs swimming pool.
In typical surfer fashion, Mr Norburn shrugged off the incident and indicated he would be back in the water soon.
“You just gotta get out there and have a go,” he told radio station 2GB.
Facebook commenters were quick to make light of the near-miss.
“Now that’s a story for the grandkids! If only they’d had a GoPro!” wrote one user.
“Oh he just wanted to go playing with a mate,” wrote another.