South Africa is notorious for sharks, and attacks. And during the first few minutes of the WSL J-Bay Open final Mick Fanning dodged a close one.
In the video below you’ll see Mick Fanning in the blue jersey suddenly begin scrapping in the line-up calling for help and frantically swinging his arms and legs. Luckly, with the WSL event going on there was a Water Safety Team with boats and jet-skis that quickly came to Fanning’s aid.
Fanning survived uninjured along with fellow competitor Julian Wilson, however, the competition was cancelled due to the attacks.
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