VIDEO: Surfer attacked by a shark live on TV
34-year-old Mick Fanning had a lucky escape at the World Surf League’s JBay Open in South Africa when he was attacked by a shark live on TV.
Fanning, who is ranked 4th best surfer in the world, managed to fight off the shark until a rescue boat arrived.
“I was just sitting there, I was just about to start moving and then I felt something grab ... get stuck in my leg rope,” he told Fox Sports.
“I instantly just jumped and he kept coming at my board. I was just kicking and screaming. I saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth."
The event was cancelled for the rest of the day.