Professional surfer fights a shark on live TV

The World Surf League has suspended its South Africa competition because of a shark attack.

During the final between Australians Mick Fanning and Julian Wilson, a great white shark attacked Fanning, knocking him off his surfboard.

Fanning was not hurt.

Fanning was quoted “I saw the footage and I’m totally fine. I was waiting my turn, my opportunity and felt I was going to start paddling when I got that instinct that somebody was behind me. It was like right there and I felt it hit the board. I felt like I was getting dragged under because it was in my leg wrap. It finally broke free and I was able to get away.

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