Zachary Golebiowski: still riding

In December 2006, Zachary Golebiowski was attacked by a great white shark at Wharton Beach, 60 kilometers from Esperance, in Western Australia. He lost his right leg. But not his life.

Zac was doing what he loved - bodyboarding. He was rescued by his friend Joe Redman, 15, and his older brother San, who was 18 at the time. They saved his life and helped him continue enjoying life.

"It was a complete surprise attack. I (had) just got in the wave and was paddling back out, and it just hit me. It was such a weird feeling, all of a sudden everything just went really quiet," explains Zac.

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Joana Schenker: ready for the World Tour | Photos: Miss Sumol Cup

Joana Schenker has once again taken the Miss Sumol Cup 2015, in Ilhavo, Portugal.

The German-Portuguese bodyboarder successfully defended the 2014 title, after outdoing Catarina Sousa by a very narrow margin - only 0.75 points - as well as Marta Leitão, and the 2014 ISA World Bodyboard champion, Teresa Almeida.

Leitão kicked off the exciting final, Almeida immediately answered, but Sousa fought back with a strong 7.50-point ride. Schenker waited for the best wave and quickly moved to first place until the buzzer sounded.

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APB Tour: seven stages lined up for 2015 | Photo: Jimenez/APB Tour

Japan (Tahara), Portugal (Sintra and Nazaré) and Puerto Rico (Isabela). The 2015 APB World Bodyboarding Tour has confirmed the last four events of the season.

The bad news is that Teahupoo is no longer on the schedule. The organization led by Alex Leon didn't explain why Tahiti's best-known spot was dropped, but there's still a big wave bodyboarding break in the calendar. And that is Nazaré.

Amaury Lavernhe will start defending his commanding position in Japan. The Tahara Pro will run between September 4th-6th, at Long Beach or Loco Point.

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