VIDEO UPDATE: Daunting footage of a great white shark circling a group of fishers in a boat in waters off Noosa has emerged.

Wills Palfery and a group of friends were fishing on Saturday when an unexpected guest showed up for a feed.

Mr Palfery contacted the Daily and sent in footage of the shark doing laps around the boat he and his friends were in.

He said the group were about 60km offshore but didn't hang around the massive white for too long.

In the video, which contains some expletives, one of the men in the boat can be heard in a state of panic as the shark goes underneath the vessel and temporarily out of sight.

"Holy s-bro, he's under the boat. We need to f---ing go, wind up."

Rod Palfery shared these photos of a great white lurking in waters off Noosa that came far too close to his son's boat.
Rod Palfery shared these photos of a great white lurking in waters off Noosa that came far too close to his son's boat.

 

EARLIER: A group of fishermen have survived an up-close encounter with an "aggressive" great white shark in waters off Noosa.

Rod Palfery said it was his son and two friends fishing in a boat about 60km off Noosa on Saturday, May 15, when they had the run in with the shark.

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In a post to social media, which has gone viral, Mr Palfery said the magnificent beast "hung around the boat" and was "quite intimidating".

"They (the boys) moved on after about 20 minutes as it was getting quite aggressive," Mr Palfery posted.

Mr Palfery's post attracted hundreds of comments and more than 1000 likes.

Sunshine Coast shark expert Tony Isaacson said the shark would likely have been heading north to follow the humpback whales migrations.

Mr Isaacson could only make an educated guess as to why the shark was going there at that point in time.

"I would say this is an experienced shark who knows it could get lucky by bypassing Noosa and going north," Mr Isaacson said.

"He has probably come in just to check out a good smelling boat or a good sounding boat."

Mr Isaacson said sharks have incredible intelligence and memories.

"There are so many different factors that could have attracted the intention," he said.

"It would have been sheer curiosity from the shark."

Have you had a familiar experience in waters off the Coast? Let us know in the comments.



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