Australian surfer fights off shark live on television


An Australian surfing champion fought back against a shark attack on live television during a competition in South Africa on Sunday, escaping from the terrifying scene without injury.

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Mick Fanning, 34, was competing in the final heat of a world tour event at Jeffreys Bay in the country’s Eastern Cape province when a looming black fin appeared in the water behind him.

In a churn of water and spray, Fanning could be seen battling to fend off the shark.


12 Comments on Australian surfer fights off shark live on television

  1. I watched this earlier. His surfer friend went to his aid, I think the jet ski got there first. And his friend cried when he talked about seeing him go under.

    Very lucky man. They called off the event and split the prize.


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