After returning to his home in New South Wales, Fanning braved the waves for the first time since the attack, and ran smack dab into another shark.
Mick Fanning, a pro surfer, surfing in a competition in South Africa, was attacked by a huge shark on live TV. There were reportedly two sharks trolling Fanning.
The event was then canceled Sunday at the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship Tour, Fanning escaped the attack by punching and kicking the beast.
“I had this feeling that something was behind (me), and all of a sudden I felt like I started getting pulled underwater. Continue reading
Jill Hansen, a professional female surfer remains in custody after being charged with the attempted murder of an elderly woman. Her motive is unknown, however cops say carjacking and or home invasion is likely.
According to police, Hansen, 30, approached Elizabeth Conklin, 73, as she sat in her car and began beating her.
I’ve been blown away before watching surfer’s with serious skills conquering the real big waves, but this takes the cake… Dude said he had to kick out right away to avoid slamming the rocks… Squid anyone?
This photo released Tuesday, by Nazare Qualifica organization, Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara rides a wave off Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal, on Monday. McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught this wave reported to be around 100 feet off the coast of Nazare on Monday. If the claims are verified, it will mean that McNamara, who was born in Pittsfield, Mass., but whose family moved to Hawaii’s North Shore when he was 11, has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazare, of 23.77 meters (78 feet) in November 2011. (AP)
A lifeguard hailed as a hero for rescuing at least a half dozen people during Superstorm Sandy died while surfing off a popular beach in Puerto Rico.
23-year-old Dylan Smith was found floating lifeless Sunday morning tethered to his surfboard off Maria’s Beach in the western Puerto Rican community of Rincon.
During the height of Sandy’s fury, Smith, famously rescued people using a bridge he had fashioned out of rope while traveling on his surfboard.
Smith was recently selected as one of People Magazine’s Heroes of 2012.
Authorities say a local resident spotted Smith in the water Sunday and brought him to shore. A local doctor tried to resuscitate him but the surfer showed no signs of life.