The season of the White.
Ain’t nothing like the putrified carcass of a whale to fire the taste buds of a full-sized Great White, a meal more substantial than the surfers juvies have been hitting with abandon these past three months, the latest two days ago.
After a dead humpback whale was washed up at Waniora Point, Bulli, the Illawarra Council closed beaches at Bulli, Thirroul, Woonona and iconic Sandon Point, the closest Sydney surfers have to something approximating a Gold Coast point. It ain’t Snapper, but it’s something.
#SUPPORTOPERATIONS // Surf Life Saving Illawarra is #warning swimmers, surfers and divers not to enter the water at #Bulli and Sandon Point beaches due to a significant number of large #sharks in the area feeding on a dead #whale carcass.
📷 Rohnin Henry Micale pic.twitter.com/4BqBojtAwy
— Surf Life Saving NSW (@slsnsw) September 11, 2020
Crowds of spectators lined the grassy Sandon Point headland to enjoy the spectacle, some, with boats, enjoying a closer examination of the action.
"He's gonna bite me motor!"
These two boaties had a hair-raising encounter with a shark at Bulli, on the NSW south coast, as a washed-up whale carcass attracted great whites to the area: https://t.co/yiZ4GmAsuJ
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) September 11, 2020
The whale carcass is expected to be towed out to sea today.
Meanwhile, surfers who saw Thursday’s attack at the Superbank have spoken of a relentless “thirty-to-forty-five second” hit and of the Great White charging another surfer.
Could be the best hundred-twenty y’ever spent.