Surfers Mick Fanning and Julian Wilson land back on Australian soil

TWO of the most talked about Australian Surfers have landed back on Aussie Soil after their close encounter with a shark whilst surfing in South Africa at the weekend.

Fanning, 34 and Wilson, 26, were bombarded by media as soon as they touched down in Sydney at 2.30pm Tuesday.

The pair, who stunned the world with their bravery after Fanning was attacked by a shark during a surfing tournament in Jeffreys Bay are due to speak at a press conference shortly.


Since the terrifying incident, Wilson has been nominated for a bravery award by Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Ms Palaszczuk said in a statement she had written to Government House to nominate Wilson for a bravery award.

“What we saw in South Africa was Queensland mateship at its best,” she said.

“Like anyone who has watched the vision, I couldn’t help but think what a terrifying situation it must have been.

“He put his own safety aside and disregarded the obvious risk to his life so he could help a fellow Queenslander.

“Anyone who paddles towards a shark attack instead of away from it is pretty brave in my books – I don’t know too many people who would have done that.”