Stargazing

Surfer Mick Fanning’s battle with shark inspires tidal wave of Internet memes

In this screen shot taken from video made available by the World Surf League, Australian surfer Mick Flanning is pursued by a shark, in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday during the JBay Open but escaped without injuries.
In this screen shot taken from video made available by the World Surf League, Australian surfer Mick Flanning is pursued by a shark, in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday during the JBay Open but escaped without injuries. Associated Press

World surfing champion Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark on Sunday at a competition in South Africa and lived to tell the tale by punching the shark.

Now the Internet is hailing the 34-year-old surfer as a hero with plenty of memes.

  Comments