That Shark Attack Surfer Is A Jet-Setting Millionaire And His Wife Is Super Hot
Thinking of becoming a pro surfer? The benefits are pretty sweet: exotic travel, loads of cash, and hot chicks -- just look at Mick Fanning's wife, Karissa (Dalton) Fanning, a professional model. Fanning is Australia's highest-paid surfer, and in addition has an investment in Reef Sandals, footwear that has a bottle opener embedded in the sole. Yep.
Downside: the occasional shark attack.
Fanning was attacked by what was believed to be a Great White Shark on Sunday at the J-Bay Surfing Competition in South Africa -- and while the surfer was dragged underwater by his board rope, he was otherwise unharmed physically. But mentally he was pretty shaken up, as one might imagine. We wrote on this on Sunday, but here's the video again:
ICYMI: Pro surfer Mick Fanning fends off a shark during a competition and is unharmed. WATCH: http://t.co/4UiUU8JuEW
— ESPN (@espn) July 19, 2015
The shark didn't pick on just any old surfer, as it turns out.
Fanning is a savvy property investor who has built up an impressive multi-million-dollar portfolio around the beachside town of Tweed Heads, on the border between NSW and Queensland, where he lives with the love of his life, entrepreneur and model Karissa Fanning.
Fanning is Australia’s highest paid surfer and 19th highest-paid athlete, making an estimated $2.7 million last year according to the BRW Rich List.
Along with the income he makes from surfing and sponsorship, Fanning has an interest in a popular Reef Sandal range that has a bottle opener embedded in the sole.
The incident has spawned some pretty powerful memes as well:
— Yahoo UK News (@YahooNewsUK) July 20, 2015
— Paul Riordan (@PaulRiordan) July 19, 2015
Haha! This Mick Fanning/shark meme. Making light of a super hectic moment. pic.twitter.com/vbxtNWNvpp
— Georgia Christian (@GeorgiChristian) July 20, 2015
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