Australia | New South Wales | Kingscliffe Beach south of Tweed Heads

Incident Details:

year: 1977
location: Kingscliffe Beach south of Tweed Heads
area: New South Wales
country: Australia
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: Paul Howard
gender: M
age: 24
injury: Left hand arm & leg lacerated & shark bit chunk out of his surfboard
time:
species detail: 4 m [13'] shark
source: Ruston Daily Leader 2-28-1977 A. Sharpe p.86
species: unknown shark
date: 26-Feb-77
activity: Pushed surfmat of a young girl out of the shark's path drawing shark's attention to his own board

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1977 on the date reported as 26-Feb-77 - Paul Howard, a male aged 24 was Pushed surfmat of a young girl out of the shark's path drawing shark's attention to his own board near Kingscliffe Beach south of Tweed Heads. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked Paul Howard. The attack was non-fatal (Left hand arm & leg lacerated & shark bit chunk out of his surfboard)