Shark spotters will no longer be on duty at Long Beach, Kommetjie from 19 March 2007. This decision was made after public comment was received on the subject. The poor visibilty makes it difficult to see anything below the water surface and the general concensus is that the spotters can not function as an early warning system.
The Shark Spotters first aid kit will remain at the Shell service station in Kommetjie. The NSRI can be contacted in the event of a sea emergency by phoning 021-449 3500 or 082 911.