Professional surfer Mick Fanning is lucky to be alive after experiencing a terrifying face-to-face encounter with the ocean’s deadliest predator, a shark. The jaw-dropping shark attack was caught on camera at the World Surf Leag championship Open in South Africa.
The three-time world champion was knocked off his board by the large tiger shark but miraculously managed to punch it in the back and swim away. Fanning was able to make it safely to shore and alert his friends to the danger lurking in the shallow water.
Speaking afterwards Fanning said, “I was waiting for the teeth to come at me as I was swimming.”
The attack was broadcasted on live TV. Watch:
That was close!