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Pro Surfer Mick Fanning Fends Off Shark Attack During Competition (Video)

Pro Surfer Mick Fanning Fends Off Shark Attack During Competition (Video)

Surfer Mick Fanning amazingly walked away unharmed after a shark attacked him during the Jeffreys Bay competition on Saturday (July 18) in Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The 34-year-old Australian athlete was starting his turn when he was knocked off his surfboard.

“I was just sitting there, I was just about to start moving and then I felt something grab…get stuck in my leg rope,” Mick told Fox Sports. “I instantly just jumped and he kept coming at my board. I was just kicking and screaming.”

He continued, “I saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth. I punched him in the back!”

Thankfully, Mick didn’t get hurt. The J-Bay Open was officially cancelled less than two hours later.

Shark at J-Bay Open

Sharks are in the lineup. Thankfully, Mick Fanning is unharmed.The #JBayOpen has been canceled More info coming soon.

Posted by World Surf League on Sunday, July 19, 2015

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