In this amazing video gone viral, surfing fans watch in horror as Pro Surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark in the middle of a surfing competition. The shark attack was caught on live television coverage of the surfing event in South Africa.
As can be seen in the video below, Fanning was on his surf board waiting for a wave when the shark appears and suddenly attacks the surfer. A quick response by rescue teams on a jet ski fortunately avoided complete disaster.
Watch Video as Shark Attacks Surfer Mick Fanning
The video was posted on youtube and has been making the rounds on social media this morning.
The video was posted courtesy of Fox Sports Australia. At the time of posting, all reports indicated that the surfer is ok and was not injured by the shark attack.
This comes in the wake of higher than usual shark attacks reported in many parts of the world, including Hawaii and areas of the east coast of the United States.