Three-time surfing world champion Australian Mick Fanning can add another victory to his titles; survivor of a shark attack.

The 34-year-old Fanning was in the water during the J-Bay Open in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa when he was attacked by a shark. You see a fin in the water make its way directly toward Fanning and then both disappear.

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Within seconds rescue jet skis and boats race toward Fanning. Miraculously, Fanning was unhurt and it’s believed the shark may have a bruised back after a punch by Fanning.

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“I was just sitting there, I was just about to start moving – then I felt something grab – just got stuck in my leg rope — it just kept coming at my board, I was kicking and screaming — I was waiting for the teeth to come at me …” said Fanning not long after the attack.