Fishers are surfers have been warned to take care.
"I remember chatting on our zoom call and I just had tears rolling down my face."
El Salvador's Katherine Diaz was 22.
And the figure is on the increase.
Among her scalps were touring pros and idols Ella Williams and Paige Hareb.
They know they're in for another big season.
The foul liquid is runoff from an old dump beneath the suburb of Houghton Bay.
"It's a great way to get away from the farm and refresh the mind a bit."
Authorities have 'lost all hope' of finding the 52yo alive.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand has had more callouts since lockdown than they had throughout all of last year.
Greenpeace Russia declared the situation an "ecological & environmental disaster".
Authorities will investigate how the shark managed to evade the protective nets.
"I just wanted to get in - that was not an easy task."
Ella Williams says it's an ideal time to take stock and reassess.
The World Surf League event, scheduled for Auckland next week, is the latest sporting event cancelled.
Brazilian Adriano De Souza is the latest star confirmed for next month's event.
He last competed in New Zealand in 1993.
The 24-year-old is preparing for the biggest year of her career.
Surf Life Saving NZ said the incident happened outside the flagged area.
The suit aims to prevent blood loss so emergency services can reach unlucky swimmers in time.