The Shark appeared in the middle of the second game during the World Surfing League final held on Tuesday at the Lower Trestle and before the women’s final.
Two surfers in the water, Brazilians Felipe Toledo and Gabriel Medina, were suddenly picked up by a boat from the waves after seeing a large white fish believed to be 6 to 8 feet tall for the first time.
The water was cleared, the game was suspended, and when the shark was found, there were 18 minutes left in the game. When surfers and photographers on the water were picked up by other boats, a yellow lifeboat searched the area.
“We will rest for 15 minutes. Our security patrols and lifeboats will ensure that the sharks are not in the queue,” a beach announcer told the crowd. “Safety is of the utmost importance to everyone, the public, and professional surfers in line.”
The appearance of the great white shark shows the uniqueness of this sport, and the contestants face nature during the competition.
Then the announcer said that the Sharks had left the area and the game restarted, and Medina won the Heat and won his third world championship title.
Another shark sighting occurred on the eve of the women’s final, and the game was suspended again before Brazilian Tatiana Weston Webber and Hawaiian Karissa Moore went into the water.