Kiwi kayaker stalked by giant great white shark

The giant shark (Ian Watkins)
The giant shark (Ian Watkins)

A Kiwi living in Australia got the fright of his life when a giant great white shark stalked his kayak.

Ian Watkins was out kayaking off Albany, Australia, when he heard a wave coming up from behind him.

In a Facebook post, he says "I looked to see a bloody big fin. It then pushed the back of the kayak around end then come up beside the kayak and pushed me sideways. It then stayed circling and going under."

He immediately called for emergency assistance, and was rescued just in time by a fishing vessel. The shark is estimated to be more than five metres long.