Man bitten by a shark at WA surf spot Bombie, near Exmouth

A man has been bitten by a shark while surfing at a popular surf spot on the west coast of WA’s North West Cape.

The surfer, who was injured at around 12.30pm on April 20, reportedly took himself to hospital, and St John Ambulance WA confirmed it did not respond to reports of an attack.

The shark bite was reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) at 2pm on Saturday.

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DPIRD’s SharkSmart warned beachgoers to “exercise extra caution” in the coastal area east of Exmouth.

The man first presented at a local hospital but has since been transferred to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where he is in a stable condition and undergoing surgery, North Metropolitan Health District told 7NEWS.com.au.

7NEWS footage shows the man in a wheelchair with his foot wrapped in a bloody bandage as he arrived at Perth Airport, escorted by airline staff.

The left reef break where the man was bitten is rarely crowded, and most local surfers are aware of the presence of sharks in the area.

“Beware of cracks, rocks and sharks,” Surf Forecast warns.

DPIRD is currently working with local authorities to coordinate a response.

If you see a shark, report it to the water police on (08) 9442 8600.