Having spent a large part of my life in or around the ocean you become aware very early on that you are not the only living thing splashing around in the surf. Â Fortunately the vast majority of people that go for a swim never encounter anything more serious than a rogue jellyfish or the occasional frightened crab.
That wasn’t the case with pro surfer Mick Fanning, however. Â He got the real life, scare the sh*t out of you, face to face encounter with a shark while competing in South Africa. Â Somehow he managed to fend off the attack and was able to hop on a jet ski and get the hell out of trouble.
You would think that after such a narrow miss a sane person would never hop back in the ocean again. Â That also was not the case with Fanning. Â Two years later he made his return and guess what? Â Yup, he saw a shark.