Terrifying moment massive great white shark attacks family’s boat off WA coast

Terrifying moment massive four-meter great white shark attacks family’s tiny boat

  • David Tuckfield and his wife and son were fishing off WA coast on Friday
  • The four-meter great white leapt at the boat and started biting the engine
  • The family said the shark circled them for an hour after trying to eat son’s catch

A family has captured the terrifying moment a monster great white shark attacked their boat while out on a fishing trip.

David Tuckfield was out on the water off the coast of Mandurah, south of Perth, last Friday with his wife Kunya and 14-year-old son when they spotted the shark lurking beneath the surface.

The great white, which Mr Tuckfield guessed was up to four meters long, swam right up to the side of the boat, opening its mouth up wide and revealing its razor sharp teeth.

It then started to chomp down onto the boat’s engine before circling the family for an hour they’ll never forget.

A family in WA have filmed the terrifying moment a four-meter great white started to attack their boat

‘I had goosebumps, I’ve never seen one that big ever,’ Mrs Tuckfield told Nine News.

Their son Shelby had been reeling in his catch when the predator suddenly breached the surface.

‘You could feel the boat move a little bit when he hit it,’ Mr Tuckfield said.

David Tuckfield was out on the water off the coast of Mandurah south of Perth last Friday with his wife Kunya and 14-year-old son when they spotted the shark lurking beneath the surface

David Tuckfield was out on the water off the coast of Mandurah south of Perth last Friday with his wife Kunya and 14-year-old son when they spotted the shark lurking beneath the surface

The boat’s motor was left worse for wear as was the berley cage.

Mrs Tuckfield is heard shrieking in shock as the shark leaps up to the side of the boat, but the family said the scary encounter was the highlight of their Easter weekend.

‘We do not appreciate them until you see them up close and it is their playground,’ Mr Tuckfield said.

The shark started to bite the boat's engine and circled the family for one terrifying hour

The shark started to bite the boat’s engine and circled the family for one terrifying hour

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