Pro Surfer, Mick Fanning, Fights Off Shark Attack On Live TV During Competition

Unbelievable.  Guy is just out here trying to win a surfing championship, then all of a sudden Jaws starts coming at him.

Walked away seemingly without a scratch, that could have been much much worse.  I think the camera guy knew it too, thats why they decided to go to the birds eye shot in case there were body parts floating around after the rescuers got to him.

Just an unreal story.  And you have to love the guys reaction just a couple minutes after.

“I was just sitting there, I was just about to start moving, and then I felt something grab, just get stuck in my leg rope,” he said on live TV after boarding a rescue boat. “I instantly just jumped away, and then it just kept coming at my board. I was kicking and screaming. I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth to come at me. I punched it in the back.”

All part of the surfer life I guess.

All jokes aside though, now that we know he is ok…this is the best thing to ever happen to Mick Fanning right?

I mean sure hes one of the best surfers in the world, but outside that small community who knew his name before today?

Now this is going to get picked up, not just by sports media, but by all media outlets, by the end of the day everyone will know who Mick Fanning is.

If his agent isnt calling people trying to get deals out of this, he needs a new agent.