Fanning over shark scare
SURFING star Mick Fanning has confirmed he will rejoin the world tour, just a week after his amazing escape from the jaws of a great white shark.
Two days after he posted pics of his first surf since cheating death at the J- Bay Open in South Africa, the three- time world champion was back in the water again yesterday carving up some small swell at his home break of Snapper Rocks.
And befitting the new- found rock- star status that has followed the Cooly Kid since incredible footage of his stoush with a white pointer went global, he did it in style, arriving and leaving Snapper on board a private charter boat thanks to his mates at Mad Hueys.
Lads from the cult Gold Coast outfit picked Fanning up from the ocean in front of his beachfront Bilinga mansion and dropped him behind the breakers at Snapper.
He looked relaxed in the water, even with giant balls of baitfish – which attract sharks – in the area.
After about 40 minutes, he hitched a ride home on the same boat.
Late yesterday he posted on social media confirming that he would contest the next leg of the World Surf League in Tahiti.
“Can’t wait for Chopes!” he wrote on Twitter.
He has reportedly agreed to appear on 60 Minutes this weekend.
BACK IN THE WATER: Surfer Mick Fanning is seen surfing at his home break at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast yesterday.y He posted an Instagramg photo ( left t) before hitting the water. Fanningg was pursued by a shark ( above e) in South Africa last week.