Fanning's shark attack memes go viral
The Australian surfer survived a shark attack during the J-Bay Open finals on Sunday.
The surfer (34) was knocked off his board when a shark approached him and broke his leg rope.
In his defence, he was forced to punch and kick the animal, and managed to survive the attack.
Now, it seems seems Fanning's quick escape has turned him into Australia's very own Chuck Norris:
The competition was suspended shortly after the attack.