It happens. Rarely. They just mistake the surfer or diver as being normal prey The princess the criminal the athlete the brain the basket case shirt. As some others point out, must be bigger stories to cover. Aus are not in lockdown by the way. Never have been to the extent the UK is/has been. It’s very sad that someone died, but the water is not the natural habitat for a human! The shark does not hunt humans, but we think it’s ok to hunt them. For what. For doing what comes naturally to them, for mistaking a human for another sea creature when will we stop being so arrogant and stupid. Why in the hell would you be autorised to kill the shark when you get into the ocean you are stepping into their house. Not to mention 10ft means its still a baby so its trying to feed! Always sad to hear about a shark attack/death but thats the risk you take being out there.
Sharks are the oldest creature on earth they own the sea The princess the criminal the athlete the brain the basket case shirt we need to remember that and give sharks respect humans kill more humans a year than sharks do. Go in the water and accept the risk. You don’t own it, you already screw nature up enough inland. Surfers are in the sharks domain surely. Surfers know the risks and are prepared to take them. As tragic as this is, killing the shark is not the answer. To surf in shark infested waters is a risk, anyone knows that. This man took that risk at the cost of his life.