For anybody whose partner is a keen surfer, you’re likely to have been kept up at night thinking about the risk of a shark attack.

That fear became reality over the weekend for a couple surfing in New South Wales.

Chantelle Doyle was surfing at a Port Macquarie beach when she was bitten on the leg by a white shark.

She was taken to hospital, but not before her husband got her out of the shark’s grips by repeatedly punching it.