CNN: A surfing competition in South Africa was canceled Sunday after professional surfer Mick Fanning escaped a shark attack in the opening minutes of the final heat.
“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.”
“I had this feeling that something was behind (me), and all of a sudden I felt like I started getting pulled underwater. And then the thing came up and I was on my board and it was right there.”
Organizers of the J-Bay Open, the sixth stop on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship Tour, canceled the remainder of the competition after clearing the waters.
— Rip Curl (@ripcurl) July 19, 2015
“Holy Sh!t….excuse me”
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“I punched the shark in the back” –Mick Fanning
While Fanning has no shark attack battle scars like our friend here,
At least he cheated death or dismemberment and came out unscathed.