Surfer Mick Fanning Has ANOTHER Close Call With A Shark
Two years after being attacked by a great white shark, Mick Fanning has had to be pulled from the water at the same spot Jeffreys Bay in South Africa.
Fanning and fellow surfer Gabriel Medina were plucked from the sea after a three-metre great white shark was spotted lurking dangerously close.
This was the second shark spotted at the surf event in two days at the notorious break.
Fanning was competing against Medina when their quarter-final was put on hold.
SHARK!! Watching Surfing live from J Bay & there's a SHARK in water & guess who's in the water? Mick Fanning! True. pic.twitter.com/co7Y6jxgLH— Grant Denyer (@grantdenyer) July 19, 2017
The great white was spotted moving in the direction of the surfers from around 700 metres away when they were taken to safety.
Fanning watched footage of the shark when he was back on dry land.
“That is huge,” Fanning exclaimed.
“Look at that thing, that thing is a beast, at least they saw this one. I am glad they got us out of the water.
“Those things are just submarines, however long they are, the roundness of them as well ... they are big, big beasts.”
Fanning, who famously punched a shark that attacked him in 2015, said he didn't panic, but saw the funny side...once he was on a boat.