Incredible Video Shows Australlian Surfer Mick Fanning During Surfing Contest in South Africa

Mick Fanning escapes close encounter with a shark during the final of the J-Bay open in South Africa. The final had just started minutes before when the shark appeared and knocked Fanning off his board. Fanning explained:

It came up and got stuck in my leg rope,” Fanning said. “I instantly just jumped away. It kept coming at my board and I was kicking and screaming. I just saw fins. I didn’t see teeth. I was waiting for the teeth to come at me. I punched it in the back.