False Bay is clear and calm and balmy at the moment, drawing many water users into and onto it. Jean Tresfon took these photos of the sharks that have been frequenting the shores too – as calm as the ocean waters surrounding them. The shark siren went off as I left the beach this morning so I drove up the mountainside in the hope of seeing one of these fascinating denizens of the deep. I was not the only curious onlooker. Unfortunately, without binoculars we were unable to make out which black blotches in the sea were kelp and which were creatures so for the moment Jean’s photos will have to suffice!

Many thanks, Jean, for allowing the publication of your photos.

A stand up paddle-boarder in False Bay waits for his wave behind the backline as a small great white shark passes nearby... Photo and caption: Jean Tresfon

A stand up paddle-boarder in False Bay waits for his wave behind the backline as a small great white shark passes nearby… Photo and caption: Jean Tresfon

 

A sea kayaker follows a small great white shark near Glencairn beach. There was another slightly bigger shark behind the kayakers...Photo and caption: Jean Tresfon

A sea kayaker follows a small great white shark near Glencairn beach. There was another slightly bigger shark behind the kayakers…Photo and caption: Jean Tresfon

 

A slightly bigger great white swims along the backline towards Surfer's Corner at Muizenberg. Photo and caption by Jean Tresfon

A slightly bigger great white swims along the backline towards Surfer’s Corner at Muizenberg. Photo and caption by Jean Tresfon