Surfers not discouraged by shark attack

A 20-year-old surfer is in a stable condition in hospital after being bitten by a shark yesterday.

The victim of a shark attack at Muizenberg beach on Friday afternoon has been airlifted to hospital and is in a stable condition. Picture: Zain Johnson.

CAPE TOWN - Some Muizenberg surfers say a shark attack won't stop them from entering the water.

A 20-year-old surfer is in a stable condition in hospital after being bitten by a shark yesterday.

The beach will remain closed until further notice.

It's understood the black shark flag was flying at the time of yesterday's attack.

It indicates poor water visibility.

When the shark attack took place the siren sounded and the white flag was raised signalling sharks are in vicinity.

But surfer Albert Steyn says despite the incident he'll carry on as shark attacks are rare.

"The sharks and the surfers have always been there so it's just a matter of statistics."

Fellow surfer Nicki Justus says although the incident makes her hesitant to enter the waters, it won't stop her.

The beach is expected to be re-opened today.