By Steve Dellar   |  04-18-2018   News
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Australia’s World Surf League stated that the final two days of the Margaret River Pro event in Western Australia would be canceled due to safety concerns after two surfers had been attacked by sharks during the event.

Some of the competitors, including Brazilian Italo Ferreira, had this time round stated that due to the very aggressive shark attacks they had concerns about returning to the water: "Two shark attacks in less than 24 hours here in Australia, just a few kilometres from where the event is being held."

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"Very dangerous, don't you think? Is the safety of athletes not priority?"

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&#39;There&#39;s a tooth buried in my leg&#39;: Two surfers are mauled by a &#39;four-metre great white shark&#39; just hours apart on a deadly stretch of West Australian coastline. <a href="https://t.co/ukC2LYcEfq">https://t.co/ukC2LYcEfq</a></p>&mdash; #aupol news (@AupolNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/AupolNews/status/986146243649863680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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World Champion Gabriel Medina said: “Today they had two shark attacks on a beach close to where we're competing.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Margaret river Pro cancelled due to shark activity. Surfing heavyweight Gabriel Medina calls it the most dangerous surfing spot he’s ever surfed at. Happy it’s been cancelled <a href="https://twitter.com/9NewsAUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@9NewsAUS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/9NewsPerth?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@9NewsPerth</a> <a href="https://t.co/FnuFACjRqY">pic.twitter.com/FnuFACjRqY</a></p>&mdash; Michael Stamp (@StampyMichael) <a href="https://twitter.com/StampyMichael/status/986410203800223746?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“I do not feel safe training and competing in this kind of place, anytime anything can happen to one of us. Hope not. Leaving my opinion before it's too late! ”

The event CEO, Ms. Sophie Goldschmidt, stated that: “Current circumstances are very unusual and troubling, and we have decided that the elevated risk during this season's Margaret River Pro has crossed the threshold for what is acceptable."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A surfer was left with serious injuries on both his legs after being attacked by a great white shark <a href="https://t.co/BHInnIpDUK">https://t.co/BHInnIpDUK</a></p>&mdash; Sky News (@SkyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/985833403818930176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"The WSL puts the highest premium on safety. This cannot be just talk, and it cannot be compromised."

In the video, Australian surfer Mr. Jason Longrass can be seen getting mauled by what he claimed was a white pointer shark, also known as a great white.

He was evacuated by helicopter.

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Source:

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/sharks/brazilian-surfers-gabriel-medina-and-italo-ferreira-say-they-dont-feel-safe-surfing-margaret-river-after-shark-attacks-ng-b88809075z

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Johnny Neptune No. 23430 1524059236

Fuck surfing and fuck surfers.

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