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Sharks attacks in NSW during 2018

Four people have been attacked by sharks in NSW in 2018, including a 43-year-old man who was bitten while surfing Ballina.

SHARK ATTACKS IN NSW IN 2018

* November 7

- 43-year-old man bitten at Shelly Beach in Ballina. He drove himself with a 20cm gash in his left calf.

- The man used his surfboard to fend off the 1.5 metre shark, which hasn't been identified.

* October

- Paul Kenny, 51, fended off a shark by punching it in the head when he was attacked at Port Stephens, north of Newcastle.

* June

- A surfer was bitten on the lower leg by a two-metre-long shark at Arrawarra Headland, north of Coffs Harbour.

* February

- 55-year-old swimmer bitten by a shark at Little Congwong Beach at La Perouse in Sydney.

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