Video: Australian surfer Mick Fanning fends off shark during the 2015 J-Bay Open

Australian surfer Mick Fanning was alert and prompt with his reaction and held on to his board

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 19, 2015 7:56 pm
Mick Fanning, Mick Fanning surfing, Mick Fanning surfer, Mick Fanning shark attack, shark attack Mick Fanning, Mick Fanning shark, sports news, sports It was a close shave for surfer Mick Fanning. (Source: Video Grab)

Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning survived a shark attack during the 2015 J-Bay Open heat in South Africa on Sunday. Fanning was easing in the water with his board when a shark came out of nowhere and wagged its tail near the Australian surfer.

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Fanning was alert and prompt with his reaction and held on to his board. While it’s not that clear in the video, reports suggest that he punched the massive shark on its back.

After the incident, the J-Bay Open was called off for the day and officials said the athletes are unharmed.

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