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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  • eternalozzie

    scary and humbling … humans are not the top of the food chain in the ocean.

  • girl93

    Wow.. so scary…

  • Martha Bartha

    Gonna need a bigger boat!

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    I see a little splash.
    So ordinary.

  • JJ

    That would be my worst nightmare come true. So scary.

  • Guest

    Overfishing and in turn overpopulation (of humans) has got to be one of the causes of these shark attacks. Then they go and cull these animals, which are just trying to stay alive in a human-dominated world. That’s why I rarely eat fish.