Geraldton pro surfer Max Marsden — who channelled Mick Fanning by punching a shark to escape its clutches — is out of hospital and recovering after two bouts of surgery. Mr Marsden, 30, now faces rehabilitation after he was bitten on the right arm by what’s believed to be a 1.5m bronze whaler at Lucys Beach in Greenough on Sunday morning. He was taken to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital later that day. Late on Tuesday, he underwent his second surgery, which included the removal of shark teeth fragments from his arm. It’s understood he will now undergo intensive hand therapy in the coming weeks. He had been discharged from hospital by Thursday. Mr Marsden is said to be in good spirits following the attack. “He’s really good, doing the best he can,” his mother Jodie Marsden said. “He’s just getting a bit sick of waiting around in the hospital bed.” Mr Marsden’s friend Danny Williams, who helped him after the attack, said his mate punched the shark “a few times” before they paddled back to shore for help. “It just swam off after Max must have got it good in the nose,” he said. Mr Williams said Mr Marsden’s arm was “pretty busted up”. “I kinda had to paddle over to him and push him every now and then, while he was just paddling through the pain,” he said. “Then he got up to the beach and I tied a leggie under his arm.” The pair had to walk a couple of kilometres to get back to their car before driving through rough terrain to meet an ambulance.