(NEWSER) – Mick Fanning might want to consider a nice second career as, say, a librarian.

The surfer and Earth's best-known shark-boxer no sooner returned to the water for his first surf in his native Australia than he had to quickly leave it: As the Courier-Mail reports, Fanning says he sighted a shark as 60 Minutes cameras rolled on Saturday, forcing him to quickly scramble aboard a Jet Ski to avoid another run-in. "There he is, straight out—I just saw it," he told reporter Peter Stefanovic afterward. Fanning and the crew reportedly relocated to another beach to finish the shoot; the Courier-Mail notes that other shark sightings forced the closing of Ballina beaches. But he's perhaps not too rattled: Fanning on Tuesday told the paper his confidence was returning "each and every day."

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