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Mick Fanning recounts close call with shark

Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning recounted his close call with a shark. Fanning was attacked during a competition off the coast of South Africa. The 34-year-old, was in the water in Jeffreys Bay waiting for his turn to compete when the shark came up behind him.
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

'Thanks for not eating me' -- Surfer home, recounts shark attack

Mick Fanning sat up on a high stool, straight backed and good humored, recounting the story he will be telling for the rest of his days, about how he fought off a shark with his bare hands during a surfing competition in South Africa. It sounds like the plot of a movie, but this three-time world champion is no fictional Crocodile Dundee-style Aussie. He's the real thing: his shark...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Surfer and bare-handed shark wrestler returns to Australia

Mick Fanning sat up on a high stool, straight backed and good humored, recounting the story he will be telling for the rest of his days, about how he fought off a shark with his bare hands during a surfing competition in South Africa. It sounds like the plot of a movie, but this three-time world champion is no fictional Crocodile Dundee-style character. He's the real thing: his shark...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Friend Relives Mick Fanning Shark Attack: ‘I Thought He Was Gone’ (Video)

Mick Fanning survived a shark attack during the J-Bay Open on Jeffreys Bay in South Africa on Sunday. The professional surfer wasn’t alone in the water, however, during the time of the encounter. He might have even saved another life. Longtime friend and competitor Julian Wilson witnessed the attack firsthand, and initially thought his friend had been killed. Before Fanning...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

3-time world champ fights off shark during South Africa comp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday. The Australian surfer was struck by the shark from behind and knocked into the water as he sat on his board waiting his turn during the JBay Open in...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Surfer Mich Fanning Attacked By Sharks During Finals of Competition in South Africa

Surfing looks cool as hell, but there is a very good reason why a lot of people don't do it--they don't want to get eaten by a shark like surfer Mick Fanning almost was during a competition off the coast of South Africa. Fanning was out in the water on his board when a shark fin pops out of the water right next to him.The ensuing attack was all captured on camera (very intense and...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Surfer Mick Fanning being attacked by a shark during the J-Bay Open is just insane

Mick Fanning: Shark Attacks Surfer During Final of J-Bay Open Competition in South Africa "I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth," Fanning, who was not injured in the attack, told Sky News Sunday. Following the attack, the World Surf League canceled the remainder of the competition.That screenshot, complete with logo, is the craziest thing we have ever seen.Follow us on Twitter...
Via Bob's Blitz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Surfer Mick Fanning Survives Shark Attack During Competition

Australian surfer Mick Fanning fought off a shark attack during the J-Bay Open in South Africa on Sunday. Not surprisingly, the competition was...
Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Champion surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark during live broadcast (VIDEO)

An Australian surfer made an incredible escape from serious harm after encountering a shark during a major competition in South Africa — all of the frightening attack being seen by viewers on a live broadcast of the event. Mick Fanning was competing in the J-Bay Open on the eastern Cape, when one of the sharks approached his surfboard. Video of the attack showed the shark...
Via The Other Paper
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Surf Contest Shark Attack Caught On Video

Former surf champion Mick Fanning just saw his life flash before his eyes.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mick Fanning attacked by shark; J-Bay Open canceled

Following Mick Fanning’s near death encounter with a shark during a heat at Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa, the commissioner of the surf league decided to cancel the remainder of the competition. The safety of our athletes is a priority &, after discussions with both Finalists, we will cancel the remainder of #JBayOpen competition. — #JBayOpen (@wsl) July 19, 2015 In...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mick Fanning shark attack caught on live TV (Video)

Professional surfer Mick Fanning had a close — WAY too close — encounter with a shark on Saturday, and it was all caught on live television. Fanning, who was competing in the World Surf League’s J-Bar Open in South Africa, was floating in open water waiting for a wave when a shark swam up beside...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro surfer unharmed after shark attack during competition

Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning nearly had his leg bitten off by a shark Sunday during a competition off the coast of South Africa. The World Surf League suspended the J-Bay Open shortly after the shark attack. “I just can’t believe it,” said Fanning, who was nearly overcome with emotion on multiple instances during his interview with the World Surf League’s...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pro surfer has terrifying encounter with shark

World renowned surfer Mick Fanning stared death in the face 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. Thankfully, Fanning made it out of the ordeal without a scratch, thanks in part to his bold decision to punch the sea creature in the back. His board and leash...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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

Surfer Kelly Slater Joins COBRA PUMA Golf Family

COBRA PUMA Golf has announced a new addition to its family — legendary surfer and golf nut Kelly Slater.  In a press release Tuesday, the company announced that Slater would be joining the company as a brand ambassador and would be using and wearing CORBA PUMA gear at this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.  Related Links: COBRA PUMA At The 2015 PGA Show | 5 Questions...
Via Back9Network
February 10, 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

Watch: Kelly Slater Just Landed A 540, Possibly a 720, at Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Kelly Slater landed a 540, and quite possibly a 720, at Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal.Surfing Magazine writes, "Just now, during a lay day at the 2014 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Kelly landed a 540. Or a 720. Or something. It serves as a blatant reminder that he is still the best man to ever set foot on a surfboard, and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time — you know...
Via Bob's Blitz
October 17, 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.
Via maxim.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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