Australian surfer Mick Fanning’s return to South Africa’s Jeffreys Bay has been interrupted  by a shark sighting.

Fanning was attacked by a shark at the corresponding tournament two years ago but on this occasion, he and fellow competitors were ushered from the water without incident.

The 36 year old (pictured) says while he’s more conscious of sharks being in the water these days, he didn’t feel threatened by the latest shark sighting, the second to affect the tournament in two days.