The three-time WSL Champion, Mick Fanning, returns to Jeffreys Bay for this year’s J-Bay Open. It can be recalled that last year’s J-Bay open has been an international sensation when Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark during the event.
This year, WSL has hired Shark Mitigation Systems to set-up floatables that will sit outside the lineup and will monitor marine life in the area through sonar mapping. SMS will alert officials when they spot something resembling a shark and proper action will be taken to ensure safety of the surfers.
Watch Mick Fanning return to J-Bay in the video below.