Great white shark sighting at Mandurah beach prompts relocation of junior surf comp

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A junior surfing competition set to be held at a South Mandurah beach this weekend has been moved to Perth after a 4.5-metre great white shark was sighted.

The large shark was spotted twice by members of the public at Avalon Beach on Friday afternoon, prompting the City of Mandurah to close the beach.

Round two of the WA Junior Surfing Titles will now be held at Trigg Beach.

"Surfing Western Australia's first and foremost priority is to provide our members and competitors with the safest and fairest conditions possible and we hope to see you all in attendance," a post on Surfing Western Australia's Facebook page said.

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