The City is advising beach users to be aware of high shark activity observed at Fish Hoek beach this morning. Already three sightings of sharks have been reported, including an incidence of a shark feeding on a seal. Fish Hoek Beach is presently closed to swimming, and the Shark Spotters’ white flag is flying to warn people not to enter the water. The white flag will fly at least until midday. Shark Spotters will then assess whether the beach should still be closed to swimming.
This situation at Fish Hoek Beach has prompted the City to issue a general shark alert in False Bay.
The general shark alert is indicated by the flying of the Shark Spotters’ red flag at all False Bay beaches monitored by Shark Spotters, i.e. Surfers Corner in Muizenberg, St James, Clovelly, Glencairn, and Fish Hoek. The red flag will fly until there has been a decrease in shark activity.
Sakhile Tsotsobe, Coastal Coordinator, City of Cape Town, 0726263669
Alison Kock, Save Our Seas Shark Centre, and Shark Spotters, 0726619516