Just days short of his 21st birthday Sam Norwood is already over the hill. Occy's Grom Comp is in town and Coolangatta has sold out of Red Frogs and Gummi Bears.
Ain't nothing like a kid half your size that surfs twice as good to put you in your place.
The shark, believed to be either a dusky whaler or a bull shark, swam within five metres of surfers before the alarm was raised and the crowded line-up cleared.
Photographer, Brad Schmidt, said the shark wasn't hostile appearing "more curious than hungry".