Man, 65, suffers leg and arm injuries as his surfboard is bitten in half by great white near Ruins campground at Pacific Palms

What is left of the surfboard after a great white shark, estimated at between 2.5m and 3.5m long, attacked.

What is left of the surfboard after a great white shark, estimated at between 2.5m and 3.5m long, attacked.

A SURFER has been bitten on the leg and arm by a great white shark south of Forster.

The man, 65, was surfing near the Ruins campground at Pacific Palms when he was attacked about 9.10am.

There are reports his surfboard was bitten in half.

The man suffered lacerations to his leg and arm and was being treated by paramedics.

The shark is believed to be a great white and was estimated at between 2.5m and 3.5m long.

The Hunter Westpac rescue helicopter was enroute at 9.45am.

The attack is believed to have occurred near the Ruins campground.

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