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Shark encounters in South African waters

Shark encounters in South African waters

Champion surfer Mick Fanning fought off a great white in Jeffreys Bay on the weekend. He was not the first person to escape a shark attack along the South African coast - although the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board says attacks are rare, with an average of only six incidents a year.

World champ Fanning wins J-Bay Open

Reigning ASP world champion, Mick Fanning of Australia, took a giant step towards a fourth world title when he defeated compatriot Joel Parkinson in the final of the J-Bay Open in sensational waves in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa on the weekend.

Jordy goes back-to-back in J-Bay

South Africa's Jordy Smith captured the 2011 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay in a hard-fought final over Australia's Mick Fanning, watched by a raucous hometown crowd on the beach and hundreds of thousands online.