Televised surfing competition in South Africa, cancelled after a shark attacked.
Shark attacked one finalist of lived surfing competition, JBay Open in Jeffrey’s Bay, Sunday, at South Africa.
Mick Fanning, 34, also known as White Lightning, an Australian professional surfer attacked by shark during the final surfing competition.
Response team quickly rescued him from danger, shark attack, picking him up together with his competitor Julian Wilson who was also in the water.
According to Fanning , I felt something grab, get stuck in my leg rope and instantly jump away. And it just kept coming at my board,”.“I saw it taking my board away and I just started cracking it”.
The shark hit his back as he sat on the board, but luckily Fanning escaped with no injury.
In the statement of the league , saying “We are incredibly grateful that no one was seriously injured today,”. “Mick’s composure and quick acting in the face of a terrifying situation was nothing short of heroic.”
Fanning learned surfing at his young age, 5 , in coastal South Australia.
As he used to compete, he won 2007, 2009 and 2013 ASP World Tour.
He became successful in surfing career, north and south. Later began to make a name for himself.
In the year 1996, Fanning able to be one of the very best surfers to rule the Queensland points, placing in the top three at the Australian National Titles.
With his victory at Quiksilver Pro, puts himself on the top as he began his 2007 World Title campaign.
In the middle of his career, Fanning suffered a mid-season groin injury, 2008. This time putting him in the eight place.
By winning the round five and quarter-finals at Pipeline, he regain victory and boomed his career in 2013.
During his surfing moment at the competition, 19 July 2015, J-Bay Open finals, shark suddenly attacked him.
Due to such incident, event was cancelled although Fanning was physically unharmed.IMAGE/www.red.fm