A MOUNT Gambier paddleboarder says he came frighteningly close to a "fairly large" great white shark at Brown Bay, east of Port of MacDonnell.
The sighting by Terry Frost was one of two that were reported to Shark Watch South Australia on Friday at the popular surfing and swimming beach.
The first incident involved a couple of surfers who were "spooked" to shore, and the second was a sighting by Mr Frost who says the shark was just 50 metres away.
The shark encounters came just a day after an angler at Port Fairy was forced to fend off a great white with a broom after it attacked his boat.
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