The NSRI posted a safety alert on Wednesday 25 May due to an increase of shark activity. They are appealing to coastal users – in particular bathers, paddlers, surfers, body boarders and kite boarders – to exercise caution.
A large shark was spotted in the breaking surfline at Secrets Beach across Commercial Marine on Wednesday 25 May, at Jeffreys Bay. The surfers who were active at that time cleared the water without incident.
Increased shark activity has been noticed over the past weeks along the Sourthern Cape coastline from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay and the Eastern Cape coastline from Storms River, Tsitsikamma, to Jeffreys Bay.
The NSRI, in cooperation with local municipalities, requests that the public “exercise caution along these stretches of coastline due to the noticeable increased shark activity.”