MICK FANNING ATTACKED
A shark suddenly cut in and attacked Mick while he was waiting to catch his first wave for the final. Mick noticed the fin with seconds to spare and tried to paddle out of reach, Failing this, he desperately tried to mount his board out of the reach of the shark’s teeth, but was dragged off his board. Agonizingly for the spectators on shore, he disappeared out of view. Jet skis anxiously rushed to the site and fortunately were able to rescue Mick unharmed.
The event has now been cancelled.
Watch the attack unfold on the video – share your thoughts on his lucky escape.