Mick Fanning was surfing in the final when he got attacked by a huge great white on Live Television.
He got knocked off his board and started punching the shark. Luckily he got away with just a few scratches.
This is the first time in Professional surfing history that there has been a shark attack. The fact that it happened on live television aded to the drama.
The final was canceled and Mick Fanning split the prize with Wilson.
South Africa is known for their big sharks and it is something surfers have to deal with on a daily basis.