Surfers warned after spate of shark sightings in northern NSW

There have been a spate of shark sightings in northern New South Wales waters this morning, with swimmers and surfers urged to remain wary.

The sharks, varying in sizes between two metres and three metres, have been spotted within the past few hours.

A two-metre great white was seen near Tweed Heads and a three-metre great white was spotted at Lennox Head.


There have also been reports of shark sightings at Boambee Beach and Belongil Beach in Byron Bay.

The sightings come just hours after three beaches were reopened in northern NSW following yesterday’s shark attack.

Cooper Allen, 17, was mauled on the leg while surfing at Lighthouse beach near Ballina. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

Lennox Head beach remains closed.

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered to extend her shark nets to neighbouring NSW beaches.

“I think the time has come where shark nets and drum lines are extended from Queensland beaches into northern NSW,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“We have the technology, we have the skills, I’m prepared to work with the NSW Government.”