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Commissioner on Shark Attack at J-Bay Open

The WSL Commissioner's Office called the J-Bay Open following a shark attack during the Final. All surfers were unharmed, Julian Wilson (AUS) and Mick Fanning (AUS) will both receive second place points and split the event prize money.

The WSL issued an official statement following the incident:

"We are incredibly grateful that no one was seriously injured today. Mick's composure and quick acting in the face of a terrifying situation was nothing short of heroic and the rapid response of our Water Safety personnel was commendable -- they are truly world class at what they do.

"The safety of our athletes is a priority for the WSL and, after discussions with both Finalists, we have decided to cancel the remainder of competition at the J-Bay Open. We appreciate the ongoing support we have in South Africa and once again want to express our gratitude to the Water Safety Team."

For more information on the incident read the full story, watch the WSL Update Show and see the frightening attack. Check out WSL CEO Paul Speaker's official statement following the incident here.

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