East Beach was in shutdown on Wednesday morning when a shark, believed to be a juvenile great white, bit a surfer and then returned for a second bite.
Dusty Phelan was the unfortunate victim in the incident that saw East Beach closed by Ndlambe Municipality until further notice.
Phelan managed to walk from the water and was treated by emergency services who were quickly at the scene. After first aid had been administered Phelan was taken to hospital.
Caution is recommended in and around the Port Alfred area in light of the incident.