“It was by far the scariest thing I’ve ever been through…”
So thankful to be able to have this hug with @julian_wilson this man came to my aid like a warrior!! It was by far the scariest thing I have ever been through and am still rattled. In our sport we always think about sharks and know we are in their domain. Many thanks to all the people that have reached out and sent their wishes. Jbay is an incredible place and I will go back one day. Thanks to the @wsl announcers and water patrol for being on top of us and the care they showed us and to all my friends on tour that were by my side. Love you all.
After a full 24 hours since Mick Fanning’s terrifying encounter with a shark in the final of the J-Bay Open, the three-time world champion has posted a message on Instagram. Mick’s display of poise and gratitude, along with the way the surfing community has rallied around Mick has been incredible to say the least. We wish Mick all the best as begins to process what happened in those thirty seconds at J-Bay.