Being a pro surfer undoubtedly has its perks. You get to work outside all day, get in awesome shape and get a tan everyone around the world will envy.
However being a professional surfer also comes with serious dangers, and that possibility includes sharks like the great white sharks. Sharks that wants to devour you during competitions.
Skilled pro surfer Mick Fanning, ranked 4th in the world, was attacked by a great white shark on Sunday local time during the finals at Jeffreys Bays in South Africa against Julian Wilson.
Here’s what Mick Fanning said about the incident
“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 of the encounter with a slight nervous laugh while in the safety boat immediately after the attack.
“I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth,” he added that he “punched it in the back.”
Wilson, his competitor and a good friend in the event, quickly tried to paddle over to help Fanning after the shark attack. Both men had been understandably emotional following the incident.
Officials have called off the surf competition for the day. It’s uncertain when they’ll (sharks) decide to show up again.
Below is the video of Mick Fanning wrestled a great white shark :