A four metre tiger shark has been reported to lifesavers at Puckeys Beach.
A Surf Life Saving NSW spokesman said a surfer had reported the shark to lifeguards around noon today.
He said it was unusual for sharks to be spotted so close to the shore.
‘‘Down at Port Kembla there are a couple of sightings around the port but normally they’re a little further out,’’ he said.
‘‘Normally they’re not spotted by swimmers or surfers, it’s usually by the aerial patrols.’’
Bendigo Bank Aerial Patrol manager Harry Mitchell said the plane made four passes between North Wollongong and Towradgi Point but no shark was spotted.