Wife looks on in horror as Byron Bay man dies on beach after attack by three-metre-plus shark

September 9, 2014 8:47 AM

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A sheltered inlet called Clarke's Beach is where backpackers learn to surf on their foam boards and locals bring their children to splash in the whitewash within sight of the tourist town's trendy waterside bars and coffee shops.

But about 10.42am on Tuesday and without any warning, the beach's reputation as a haven was gone as a shark of more than three metres swam into the shallows and fatally attacked a Byron Bay local.

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