Mick Fanning was already pretty legendary, but since he punched a shark he has been elevated to god status.
The thing is, surfers world wide have reported encounters such as his since time began. The difference is, we know his story to be true thanks to the wonder of film.
So although shark attacks are rare, especially off the shores of the UK, you can never say for certain it won’t happen which is why here at The Bowgie Inn, Crantock we have compiled a list of ways for you to outwit a shark should you ever need to outwit one.
1. Wear rocket boots at all time. If need be, you can activate them propelling yourself out of harms way and high into the sky. (watch out for low flying aeroplanes and flocks of seagulls)
2. Pretend to be something much bigger and scarier than a shark i.e. a dragon (preferably fire-breathing) as this will scare the shark back into the depths.
3. Invest in a chainmail wetsuit and helmet.
4. Learn to speak shark and tell the would be attacker about support groups and rehabilitation centres set up for sharks like him.
5. Make friends with the dolphins. They will protect you.
Before we sign off from this blog we just wanted to point out that none of our suggestions involve harming sharks. We like sharks. More than that, we respect them. We bet Mick Fanning’s encounter hasn’t put him off surfing and he may be grateful to that cheeky great white for giving him the best pub story ever!
Mick Fanning we salute you and Mick Fanning’s shark we salute you too!