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Gabriel Medina vs. Mick Fanning - Quarterfinals, Heat 1 - Corona Open J-Bay 2017

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In he survived an encounter with what is suspected to be a great white shark during the J-Bay Open finals in Jeffreys Bay , South Africa. On the Queensland border, Fanning had access to surf north and south and he began to make a name for himself. In he established himself as one of the best surfers on the Queensland points by placing in the top three at the Australian National Titles. Tragedy struck in when his brother Sean died in a car accident along with fellow surfer Joel Green. Fanning received a wild card entry at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in , winning one of Australia's leading contests. Fanning suffered a hamstring tear in It was surgically repaired and he made a comeback to become one of the leading surfers on the ASP world tour.

Updated August 17, Dramatic vision showed a shark thrashing in the water near Fanning during his final against fellow Australian Julian Wilson at Jeffreys Bay, east of Port Elizabeth. The footage shows a fin sticking out of the water as the shark appears to knock Fanning off his board. Fanning, the world number four and a triple world champion, said he punched and kicked out at the shark as it broke his leg rope. The year-old returned to the shore unharmed with the help of organisers, with the competition halted. I punched it in the back. I punched it a couple of times, but I felt like it was dragging me under water.

In a scene reminiscent of the competition, a great white shark made its appearance at the World Surf League quarter-final heats on Wednesday at Jeffreys Bay. A WSL commentator said that the shark was spotted 6 metres from the lineup, headed in the direction of the surfers. The competition was suspended, allowing the shark to cruise through the surf and away from the athletes. The live footage showed the fin appear in the water behind him, and then the surfer fending off the shark. I just saw a fin. I did not see teeth. I was waiting for the teeth to come at me as I was swimming.

Updated July 20, Mick Fanning and Gabriel Medina have been plucked from the water at Jeffreys Bay because of a three-metre shark in the line-up. The incident is the second in two days at the notorious break. Fanning, who was attacked two years ago by a shark in the event final , was surfing against Medina when their quarter-final was put on hold. The shark was moving towards the surfers from around metres away when they were taken to safety.

Where would you even go from there? It would have been something we could never have unwatched because, of course, it all happened primally live, in the middle of a World Tour final, on the broadcast, in front of our disbelieving eyes. It was darkly voyeuristic. The odds of Mick Fanning surviving the attack without a scratch were dwarfed, however, by the odds of the attack even happening in the first place. A shark attack is statistically a rare phenomenon, a handful a year globally, but like, what were the odds of a shark attacking a world champion surfer in the middle of a Tour final? Jack Rabbit slim. To use popular metrics when it comes to shark attacks, it was like being hit by lightning, stung to death by bees, killed by a falling coconut, and crushed by a religious fundamentalist vending machine all simultaneously.

Mick Fanning plucked from J-Bay surf again after another shark appears

Mick Fanning to re-join World Surf League for first time since shark attack

They say lightning never strikes twice, but it was certainly a close call for Australian surfer Mick Fanning. The World Surf League at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa was temporarily placed on hold Wednesday, when a 3 metre great white shark swam near Fanning and Gabriel Medina during the quarter-finals of the competition. Both surfers were plucked out of the water by safety teams, as staff tracked the shark until it left the area. It's the same place Fanning famously came face-to-face with another great white shark on the same day back in The Australian managed to escape unscathed after punching the shark that attacked him, and said at the time he was happy to "not even compete ever again" after the incident. Fanning has since been back in competition, and only saw the shark after watching footage of it following his heat, according to ABC News. I am glad they got us out of the water.

Fanning, who was attacked two years ago by a great white in the event final, was surfing against Medina when their quarterfinal was put on hold. The large shark was moving towards the surfers from around m away when they were taken to safety. Mick Fanning! Fanning, who would eventually lose the heat saw the footage for the first time when he was recapping the day's action and was taken aback by the size of the large shark. I am glad they got us out of the water. Fanning, who famously punched the shark that attacked him in , said he did not panic, but also saw the amusing side of lightning very nearly striking twice once he was on a boat. The incident came a day after a mako was spotted 90m from Filipe Toledo, while Julian Wilson - who was surfing against Fanning during the attack - was in the water.

All rights reserved. During a summer of high-profile shark attacks , experts have weighed in on the best ways to avoid and survive the rare but harrowing incidents. Now, dramatic TV footage that has been broadcast around the world shows a pro surfer doing things just right. Watch video of Fanning's encounter with a shark on Sunday. Warning: contains strong language. Sharks are known to respect size and power in the water, and experts say the best thing to do if you are approached by one is punch it hard. Aim for the nose, the eyes, or the gills, which are particularly sensitive, if possible.

'That thing is a beast!' Australian surfer survives SECOND shark attack at J-Bay Open







  1. Amber S. says:

    Surfer Mick Fanning has another close call with shark

  2. Lanbacosna says:

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