WATCH=> World Pro Surfer Mick Fanning Fights Off a Shark on Live TV
So, evidently they hold an international surfing competition in South Africa – the same country where Great White Sharks are filmed every year eating seal pups.
And, Jeffreys Bay, the area where the competition is held, is notorious for shark attacks.
So why not hold a surfing competition, huh?
The entire attack was captured on TV.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported:
Australian surfer Mick Fanning says he would be happy never to compete again after surviving a shark attack during a surfing event at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa.
The unprecedented attack was broadcast live on television with Fanning remarkably coming out unscathed after he “punched [the shark] in the back”.
The shark approached ominously from behind as Fanning sat on his board, before launching itself at him.
“I was just sitting there and I felt something just get stuck in my leg rope, and I was kicking, trying to get it away,” Fanning said.
Fanning appeared in shock and at a loss for words as he tried to describe the attack.