Ricky Basnett and Llewellyn Whittaker Get Chowed by 15 Sharks (Apparently)

While scrolling through his Facebook newsfeed, Zag Spy came across this sensational video:

According to the headline, 15 year-old Ricky Basnett and his father Llewellyn Whittaker were chowed by 15 hungry sharks. Of course, we all know you can’t believe everything you see on the internet. The thumbnail they’ve used to promote their dodgy link was in fact shot more than a decade ago at Cave Rock during the Rip Curl Tubemasters, and Ricky was competing against Coach Lu* when this pod of dolphins (not sharks) pulled through the lineup.

Neither were bitten, but the moment has resonated around the world – most notably it features on postcards available at shops everywhere along the KZN south coast.

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