Chilling footage of pro surfer attacked by shark on live TV 6 years ago

Chilling footage of pro surfer attacked by shark on live TV

We're gonna need a bigger board...

Pro surfer Mick Fanning had an unforeseen challenge while competing in the World Surf League's JBay Open in South Africa.

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The 34 year old Surfer, who is ranked the 4th best surfer in the world for 2015, had to fight off a shark while looking to catch a wave and show off his balance skills.

The surfer told Fox Sports "I was just sitting there, I was just about to start moving and then I felt something grab and get stuck in my leg rope...

"I instantly just jumped and he kept coming at my board. I was just kicking and screaming. I saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth."

Mick was rescued by a support boat and the event was cancelled for the rest of the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrt27dZ7DOA