It was a perfect day for kitesurfing, the spectacular white beaches of the WA south coast set against a cloudless sky.
But lurking beneath the cool blue water was a danger young French travel blogger Isabelle Fabre almost didn’t notice until it was too late.As she whipped across the shallow water last Sunday she saw a black shape below the surface, but dismissed it as just the shadow of her surfboard.
She tried to turn around and surf away from the predator, but the wind was too gentle and every time she dipped into the water she thought ‘this is the end’.
By now her friend Cyril, who was shooting drone footage of her kitesurfing, had also spotted the shark, which Ms Fabre said measured at least two metres, and was frantically shouting for her to get out of the water.
To get over her scary experience, the popular blonde blogger climbed a 65 metre tree the next day using just metal handholds the next day and then went swimming with seals.