Andrew Rollo and Paul Gibson, from Lossiemouth, were both surfing in the Moray Firth when they saw what was estimated to be a ten foot creature in the water.
Although both were unhurt, and the shark did not agressively attack, it was nevertheless a very close encounter. The animal did approach both surfers and they used their boards to encourage it away.
The surfers were not surfing alone and were part of a larger group of ten or so surfers in the water on Thursday 27th October.
According to Scottish newspaper The Northern Scot, the two surfers noticed it was a shark straight away.
It is not uncommon to see sharks in this area, although rarely are they spotted this close to shore.