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VIDEO: Surfer fights off shark attack on live TV in South Africa

Mick Fanning is one lucky dude. The Australian surfer was competing in the J-Bay Open in South Africa when he was attacked by a shark on live television. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. Here's a Vine of the attack courtesy of World Surf League, which is covering the event: Somehow, Fanning came out of the attack completely unscathed by fighting off the shark in the water....
Via FOX Sports
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Surfer fights off shark attack on live TV in South Africa

Mick Fanning is one lucky dude. The Australian surfer was competing in the J-Bay Open in South Africa when he was attacked by a shark on live television. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. Here's a Vine of the attack courtesy of World Surf League, which is covering the event: Somehow, Fanning came out of the attack completely unscathed by fighting off the shark in the water....
Via Fox Sports West
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Surfer Escapes Shark Attack At World Competition In South Africa (Video)

Surfer Mick Fanning showed the world just one of the reasons why his sport is considered an extreme one. During the J-Bay Open on Jeffreys Bay in South Africa on Sunday, the Australian was in the middle of his first wave of the competition’s final when something grabbed his leg rope. And that something happened to be a shark. Just as a warning, one of the announcers (understandably...
Via NESN.com
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pro surfer has terrifying encounter with shark

By Jesse Reed World renowned surfer Mick Fanning stared death in the face on Sunday when a huge shark attacked him during the J-Bay Open final in South Africa. The entire thing was caught on tape, as the harrowing event occurred on live TV. Sharks are in the lineup. @Mick_Fanning is OK. The #JBayOpen Final is on STANDBY http://t.co/Kq8bZ5eIA7 http://t.co/FusEoR2EHM — #JBayOpen...
Via Sportsnaut
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Surfer Somehow Survives Shark Attack During Competition

The only thing more terrifying than being in the water with a shark is being attacked by one.  And as professional surfer Mick Fanning – someone who spends his life in the water – found out during the final day of the J-Bay Open in Jeffrey’s Bay, East Cape, South Africa on Sunday, it can happen to anybody.  Luckily for Fanning, his instincts kicked in and he’s okay. But...
Via College Spun
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Surfer Almost Gets Eaten Alive By A Shark Before A Competition

Mick Fanning has just fought off a shark by punching it in the back. Boss! pic.twitter.com/J6BISrbnF2 — Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) July 19, 2015 You...
Via Busted Coverage
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrap up: 2015 Fiji Pro

Highlighted by Owen Wright’s four perfect 10s in a single heat, the 2015 Fiji Pro wrapped up last Friday on a quiet, soft note with some riders facing scores as low as three points. Here’s a summary of the tournament, starting with the quarters. Quarterfinals Heat 1 Julian Wilson (AUS) Italo Ferreira (BRA) Heat 2 Taj Burrow (AUS) Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) Heat 3 Owen Wright (AUS...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Speculation over Slater retirement after Instagram post

BELLS BEACH, Australia (AP) Kelly Slater caused a stir in the surfing world on Thursday when the 11-time world champion suggested in an Instagram post that the Bells Beach event in Australia might be his last before retiring. The 43-year-old American said in the post that ''big decisions in life don't come easy and it's taken a lot of quiet time and personal introspection to come...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Bull gives wings to Brooke Thabit and hope for others with spinal cord injury

For most people, a debilitating spinal cord injury would derail their everyday life. For Brooke Thabit, it means overcoming it all by staying in the gym. The post Red Bull Gives Wings To Brooke Thabit And Hope For Others With Spinal Cord Injury appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Laird Hamilton, Inventor

Sports The most famous big-wave surfer on the planet doesn’t just want to ride waves. He wants to ride fairways.
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

#SDLive: Bethany Hamilton and Tanner Gudauskas join the panel.

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Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

One-armed 'Soul Surfer' wins major title 11 years after shark attack

Eleven years after losing her left arm during a shark attack, Bethany Hamilton, the inspirational 24-year-old surfer won the Surf-N-Sea Pipeline Women's Pro, one of the crown jewels in the world of women's surfing.The Kauai-born Hamilton — also known as the Soul Surfer — topped two Hawaiian surfers and a competitor from Japan in the final round for the title.For Hamilton, who...
Via The Other Paper
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot 100: Kelly Slater Photos

No. 14: Kelly Slater Kelly Slater is one of the world’s best and most popular surfers, and an 11-time ASP World Tour champion. In his time not spent surfing, Slater loves to golf and play the guitar, and he is a very powerful spokesperson for suicide prevention awareness. He finds himself as our 14th-hottest male in sports for 2013. Next On The Hot 100: AJ McCarron >>>...
Via College Spun
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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