Cronulla Beaches Closed

Cronulla and North Cronulla Beaches will remain closed for at least the next 24 hours after a surfer encountered a shark on Easter Monday.

Surf Life Saving NSW wishes to advise that beaches across the Sutherland Shire will be closed for at least the next 24 hours following a reported shark encounter on Monday.

The man was surfing at the popular Sydney beach when he was nudged off his board by the shark at around 11.15am AEDT.

He was not injured in the incident, and the species of shark involved has not yet been determined.

After establishing the validity of the report, Council Lifeguards made the decision to close both Cronulla and North Cronulla Beaches until Tuesday.

Other Sutherland Shires including Elouera, Wanda and Shelly Beach are also closed on Monday afternoon as a result of hazardous conditions.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) have been informed of the incident.

Tips For Keeping Safe At The Beach

  • Always swim between the red and yellow patrol flags, for your nearest patrolled beach check the Beachsafe Website
  • Read the safety signs for information about the beach and ask a lifesaver or lifeguard for safety information
  • Always swim with someone else so you can look out for each other, and always supervise children around the water
  • Always wear a lifejacket if you are boating or fishing from rocks
  • Never swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • If you need help in the water, stay calm and attract attention by raising one arm
  • In an emergency, dial Triple Zero Police
  • For information about patrol times, weather, and beach locations visit the Beachsafe Website Beachsafe Website or Download the App

Mon 28 Mar 2016