All summer long, we've heard of shark attacks all around the world but its rare that we actually witness one live on TV. During a surf competition in South Africa called The J-Bay Open, Australian pro surfer Mick Fanning experienced this horrifying situation in front of a worldwide TV audience.

In the video, you can briefly see the fin of the shark coming towards an unsuspecting Fanning who quickly realizes the peril that he's in and manages to escape unharmed. The competition has since been cancelled with Manning and fellow surfer Julian Wilson splitting first place. Thank goodness!