- Publish Date
- Monday, 20 July 2015, 5:40AM
Australian surfing legend and three time world champ Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark live on TV in South Africa overnight.
In the footage you can hear the commentators realise the situation, exclaiming "holy sh*t" as Mick flails in the water scrambling to get away from the shark, before jet skis come to his aid in what feels like an eternity.
From the safety of the rescue boat, you could tell how equally as shocked Fanning was, "I instantly just jumped away and he just kept coming at my board... I punched it in the back!"
Fanning thankfully came away unscathed, his Ripcurl board and legrope a little worse for wear...
Source- World Surf League