A surreal moment happened today at the World Surf League’s J-Bay Open in South Africa as surfer MIck Fanning fights off a shark attack.

By Robby Sabo

Each sport has its dangers.

In the NFL, one wrong head placement on a form tackle could land yourself a lifetime stay in a wheelchair. In the NHL, a skate to the wrong unprotected area could mean a bundle full of stitches.

However, all of that is mere child’s play compared to the world of professional surfing.

These guys go head deep into the water with the full realization that living creatures are lurking just around the corner. They lurk, not realizing you’re a human while looking for their next meal.

We, of course, are talking about shark attacks.

Watch Australian surfer Mick Fanning fight off this petrifying shark attack at the World Surf League’s J-Bay Open in South Africa.

The announcer even dropped obscene language during the course of the scary moment.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com