Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson came down to cheer on the boys during the final of the Corona Open J-Bay.
The former World Champion has quietly climbed the Jeep Leaderboard as the Tour shifts to his wheelhouse.
I think was just happy to be back on land after the shark sighting,even though he lost!
Micks Supertubes barrel!
Mick runs down to surf round four.
The Corona Open J-Bay was placed onholdwhen event organizers and safety teams began tracking a 3 metre Great White Shark swimming into the
Defending Champion Mick Fanning (right) of Australia watches the line-up with Pat O'Connell at the Corona Open J-Bay at Supertubes,
World Title contender Mick Fanning faces teammate and reigning Champ Gabriel Medina.
Mick Fanning finds a Hail Mary in the final moments of his QF heat against Kelly Slater.
With a World Title on the line, Mick Fanning faces off against 11-Time Champ Kelly Slater in a battle of titans.
The incredible surfing and huge upsets are just a fraction of the story on this wild day in South Africa.
Mick Fanning was getting beat pretty badly when an old friend stopped by to help him regroup.