Australian surfer Mick Fanning fought off a shark attack during the J-Bay Open in South Africa on Sunday. Not surprisingly, the competition was suspended following in incident. The entire ordeal was captured on live television.
Fortunately, Fanning was uninjured. Here’s a video of the event as it unfolded.
Following the incident, Fanning explained: “I was just sitting there, I was just about to star moving, and then I felt something grab, just get stuck in my leg rope. I instantly just jumped away, and then it just kept coming at my board. I was kicking and screaming.”