Surfer attacked by shark on live TV during surfing competition

A surfing champion survived a shark attack on live TV.

Australian Mick Fanning was competing Sunday in the finals of South Africa’s J-Bay Open when a familiar-looking fin popped up behind him.

“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. I was just kicking and screaming.

“I saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth. I punched him in the back!”


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