Terrifying video shows over 50 sharks circling off NSW beach

Nadine Carroll
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More than 50 sharks were filmed in the shallows of NSW south coast beaches, prompting Surf Lifesavers to issue warnings to beachgoers keen to cool off.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter posted video of the shiver lurking in the coastal stretch between Broulee and Moruya on Sunday.

Sharks spotted in the NSW south coast waters by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter estimated more than 50 sharks were lurking in the stretch between Broulee and Moruya on the NSW south coast. Source: Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter

Westpac said the sighting prompted it and the Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club to take “preventative actions”.

"Our crew taking some actions to ensure all were safe," the organisation wrote on Facebook.

Broulee Club thanked the Westpac crew for helping out from above and used the vision to remind beach lovers to stay safe.

“Big shout out to our eyes in the sky for alerting us to quite a few gilled friends hanging with us at South Brou today,” the club said.

“Great teamwork between the chopper and club assets keeping all our swimmers safe. A timely reminder to always swim between the red and yellow flags.”

The warmer weather is breeding season for sharks. Last month, a swimmer was left fighting for life after a shark attack on Great Barrier Reef.

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