A shark attacked Australian surfer Mick Fanning during the Jennings Bay Open Sunday in South Africa while he was waiting his turn to surf. Three time world champion Fanning was sitting atop his board when suddenly the water around him started thrashing. According to Fanning the shark had grabbed his leg rope or leash and started pulling it downward, which certainly must have scared Fanning.
The second video adds two announcers describing the action as the shark attacks. Later in the video another announcer interviews Fanning after the attack.
Imagine you are surfing the waves at the famous Nahoon Reef on the East coast of South Africa near East London. The surf at Nahoon Reef is legendary as is the swimming at Nahoon Beach, which is merely a stone’s throw away. The uncrowded pristine sands of Nahoon Beach stretch on for kilometer after kilometer, and the sea at Nahoon is clear and unpolluted. This is an ocean paradise for both swimmer and surfer alike, and the remarkable waves at Nahoon Reef are so exhilarating and challenging that top surfers flock here to ride the waves.
Suddenly, two great white sharks attack you simultaneously. The attacks are so coordinated that you are convinced that the sharks are working together because how could such an attack be just coincidence?
You believe that the sharks are attracted to the shiny dark color of your wet suit, which may make you appear like a seal to the sharks. Great whites often come to Nahoon Reef to dine on sardines and seals, so today you are merely one more meal for the sharks.
The first shark knocks you off your surfboard and into the air. As you splash back into the surf, the same shark bites into your right hand pulling you under the surf toward the bottom of the ocean floor. Ocean predators, such as great whites and killer whales, often use this tactic on seals to drown them.
Meanwhile the second shark makes a move for your head and shoulders. The sharks’ movements appear so choreographed that you cannot believe that this attack is really two separate independent assaults rather than a planned gang attack. Only the sharks know for sure and, naturally, they aren’t talking.
Of course this attack never happened to you, but it did happen to Shannon Ainslie, who often surfs Nahoon Reef with his brother Brandon.
Watch the video to learn how Shannon survived this remarkable exploit:
It is car surfing and it is huge on Youtube.com. Of course, it is not the brightest young men who are doing it. You might say kids with the classic redneck mentality are the ones who embrace it.
Yes sir! I am going to get myself a $35,000 vehicle, saddle myself with $600 monthly payments, and then I am going to foolishly crash that truck into a phone pole. This is so much fun! Why didn’t I think of this before?
Perhaps once this genius realizes the error of his ways, he will steal someone else’s vehicle to use for such pranks. However, that will not pay for his hospitalization expenses. Hopefully, he has good insurance.
Below is another genius car surfer reportedly driving at 70 mph.
Well, at least that one survived and didn’t even crash. Who knows how he braked the vehicle.
Here is one more, and this one is slightly safer, but still very dangerous. I guess boys will be boys.
Notice how the license plate is clearly visible in all of the videos. An enterprising police officer could quite easily go after these young men, if he wanted.
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