comScore VIDEO Mick Fanning Shark Attack

WATCH: Competitive Surfer Survives Attack by Punching Shark

Competitive surfer Mick Fanning survived a shark attack on live television this weekend.

Fanning was in the midst of a televised competition off the coast of South Africa when a fin emerged from the water behind him. He and the shark tussled as a wave came up, and Fanning emerged the victor, even getting a punch in:

The remainder of the J-Bay Open was canceled after the incident, though the competition tweeted that Fanning was okay:

Watch the initial footage below:

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