A professional surfer found himself faced with every beachgoer’s worst nightmare – a shark attack.
The attack occurred as Australian surfer Mick Fanning was surfing at the J-Bay Open, on Jeffreys Bay in South Africa Sunday, and it was caught on video.
As announcers were talking about Fanning, a shark can be seen approaching the surfer.
“Holy Sh*t,” an announcer shouted as Fanning disappeared underwater.
He was quickly rescued by an official on a jet ski and brought to a rescue boat.
Fanning said in an interview after the incident that he was anticipating the shark biting him.
“I was just sitting there, I was just about to like, just start moving, and then I felt something grab, like got stuck in my leg rope. I instantly just jumped away, and then it just kept coming at my board. I was kicking and screaming.
“I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth to come at me,” he said. “I punched it in the back.”
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