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Shark jumps out of water during surf competition

Shark jumps out of water during surf competition
Posted at 7:56 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 16:10:19-04

JEFFREYS BAY, SOUTH AFRICA (WORLD SURF LEAGUE/CNN) - A large shark got a little too close to surfers at a World Surf League competition on Wednesday.

Organizers decided to shut down for the day to keep surfers safe.

"I just saw a shark breach about 100 yards in the back of the lineup," said Kieren Perrow, World Surf League's Comissioner. The boat went over immediately, a couple of skis went over and confirmed it was a shark in the water."

Surfers were out in the water when the shark was spotted.

Staff on jet-skis went out and got retrieved two surfers.

One of the surfers was mick fanning, who two years ago was attacked and pulled under water by a great white shark at the same beach.

Announcers on the live stream Wednesday said the shark was not aggressive.

No one was hurt and competition is expected to resume Thursday.

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