Mick Fanning On 60 Minutes

A detailed account of the J-Bay shark attack and the first time paddling back out

The Mick Fanning-shark encounter at J-Bay inevitably broke the Internet within hours of word hitting mainstream media. A shark attack during a professional surf contest was no longer an anomaly, and news stations worldwide couldn’t wait to break the story.

But what about the man involved? How would such a traumatic event affect the three-time World Champion? Would he ever surf J-Bay again? Would he have nightmares surrounding the events that happened in South Africa that afternoon? If/when would he paddle back out for a surf? Fanning sat down with 60 Minutes in Australia to give the most-detailed account of the harrowing event and let the crew in on his first time paddling back out. Can you guess who else decided to show up?