Once is enough and twice is too much for Mick Fanning who was attacked by a great white shark while on a surfing competition in J-Bay in South Africa last 2015 on the same location. Luckily, he was not bitten as he fended off the giant sea predator by kicking and punching it.

Because of shark scare and to prevent any attacks, surfers are taken out of the water while on a competition for the men’s World Surf League held on Tuesday at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa. The event was canceled on that day and resumed the day after which was July 19.

The huge shark was seen maneuvering on the direction of the surfers almost 700 meters away before they were pulled out of the water.

Fanning saw the footage of the behemoth shark and was shocked to find out about its size.

"Look at that thing, that thing is a beast; at least they saw this one. I am glad they got us out of the water,” Fanning burst out.

Cape Cod becomes great white sanctuary

Cape Cod is now booming with great white sharks. Research suggests that these predators make the waters of South Africa a breeding and feeding. Adult and juveniles frequent the warm waters where seals are abundant – their favorite meal.

The great shark scare

Admit it or not, a majority of the people are afraid of sharks, especially great whites! Just seeing their fins could drain your blood. Most of us are wondering why these ambushes happen the least we expect it. Scientists who study the behavior and whereabouts of these giant deaths lure them by throwing a large sum of chums in the sea.

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Surfers and beachgoers have no idea that something big is not too far away, just observing them and waiting for the right approach to catch their prey.

The predator and the prey

In 2016, there has been a 53-unjustifiable shark assault recorded by Florida Museum of International Shark Attack. Fortunately, none of the shark attacks have been lethal. Last year, a total of 81 attacks had been reported worldwide with four people dead.

Massachusetts had a shark attack record in 2012 when a great white chomped on the legs of the body surfing man. Compared to other victims, surfers are most liable for such shark assaults.

Shark detection technology

Aside from the common buoys and drum lines deployed to shark infested areas, New South Wales in Australia used the most modern technology for predator detection. The government worked with the Shark Mitigation Systems and tested “Clever Buoy” which uses sonar technology that determines unique patterns created by sharks. The gathered data will then be transmitted to the local beach authorities.