'Totally Tripping': Pro Surfer Fends Off Shark Attack on Live TV!
In a stunning bit of footage, pro surfer Mick Fanning, while waiting in the lineup for the J Bay Open in South Africa, was the victim of a shark attack ... but he managed to swim away unscathed after punching the beast in the back.
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"I was just sitting there, I was just about to start moving and then I felt something grab ... get stuck in my leg rope. I instantly just jumped and he kept coming at my board. I was just kicking and screaming. I saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth!"
After the incredible episode, a shaken Fanning had this to say: