MICK FANNING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Shark attack survivor Fanning pursues surfing crown despite brother's death

SYDNEY -- Mick Fanning, who survived a shark attack in South Africa in July, decided to keep competing at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii to pursue his fourth world surfing title despite learning of the death of his brother Wednesday.Before entering the water for competition, Fanning was told his 43-year-old brother, Peter, had died back in Australia.Fanning, 34, says "it's kind of...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fanning keeps competing in Hawaii despite brother's death

SYDNEY (AP) Mick Fanning, who survived a shark attack in South Africa in July, decided to keep competing at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii to pursue his fourth world surfing title despite learning of the death of his brother on Wednesday. Before entering the water for competition, Fanning was told his 43-year-old brother, Peter, had died back in Australia. Fanning, 34, says ...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2015  |  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 Associated Press
July 21, 2015  |  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 Associated Press
July 21, 2015  |  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
July 20, 2015  |  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
July 19, 2015  |  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
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
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