Watch a Surfing Champion Fend Off a Shark By Punching It

19 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Australian surfer Mick Fanning beats off shark in final of J-Bay Open.

Australian surfer Mick Fanning survived a shark attack in Sunday’s final of the World Surfing League’s J-Bay Open, fighting off the circling predator with his fists.May 9, 2012: Mick Fanning of Australia surfs during the men’s Association of Surfing Professionals Billabong Rio Pro championship at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro. (Reuters) “I was just sitting there, I was just about to start moving and then I felt something grab…get stuck in my leg rope,” the 34-year-old Fanning told FoxSports. “I instantly just jumped and he kept coming at my board.

Fanning, three-times world surfing champion, was paddling out to ride his first wave when the unidentified species of shark surfaced next to him, knocking the 34-year-old off his board.

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