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Surfer knocked off board by shark near Yallingup

A shark has knocked a surfer off his board at Injidup Beach near Yallingup on Monday.

A warning has been issued for Injidup Beach, adjacent to Injidup Car Park.

About 5:15pm, a local surfer reported being knocked off his board by an unknown species of shark whilst paddling for a wave.

He returned to shore uninjured.

To reduce the threat to people, DPIRD would like to remind the public that a nearby Reg 44 beach closure issued by DBCA remains in place due to a whale carcass.

What to do:

  • Adhere to beach closures.
  • Take additional caution in the Injidup area.
  • Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the SharkSmart website 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 response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed. 

DBCA officers will be enforcing the beach closure to ensure no one enters the closed waters surrounding the whale carcass.


Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity

Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings.