The family and friends of a body-boarder killed in a shark attack at Ballina on the state’s north coast earlier this week have requested that media organisations respect their privacy. Wollongbar teenager, Peter Edmonds, was body-boarding at Lighthouse Beach about 8.15am on Tuesday (8 April 2008), when he was attacked by a shark.

The 16-year-old was pulled from the surf suffering heavy blood loss from severe lacerations to his upper and lower leg.
Attempts to revive him proved unsuccessful.

Since Peter’s tragic death, his family and friends have been inundated with requests from media organisations for interviews and other information about the teenager.

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Uri Valadão 

Uri Valadao has defeated Luis Villar to take out the Katherine Melo Bodyboarding Pro. Today, Brava Beach unvieled  the final day of the Katherine Melo Bodyboarding Pro 2008. This was the second mens event of the IBA world tour (the first was Pipeline, ,Hawaii).
 
The waves were small and the on shore wind started to blow in the morning, making conditions really hard for the finalists. The woman’s highlight was Maira Viana that lost to Joselaine Amorin in the semifinal. Maira just turned professional this year and the Katherine Melo Bodyboarding Pro was her first pro event.

“I am very happy to get in 3rd place here. Now let’s see if I can get a sponsor and compete the tour.” The 3x times world champion Neymara Carvalho lost to Naara Carolyne in the semifinal and also finished 3rd overall.

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Brava Beach 

Today was the best day of competition at Brava Beach, Santa Catarina. The waves were really nice with  clean 3 to 4 feet sets.

The top 16 IBA men’s entered the water and the Highlights were Ben Player, Uri Valadão and Guilherme Tâmega who all advanced to the next man on man round. Piere Louis Costes made an outstanding impression and also guaranteed his spot in the next round.

Australia's Mandy Zieran is a seasoned campaigner and is in great form.
 
Round 7 –  Men’s Heats
01 – Uri Valadão (Bra) x Magno Oliveira (Bra)
02- Yeray Martinez (Can) x Adam Morley (Reun)
03- Pierre Louis Costes (Fra) x Guilherme Tâmega (Bra)
04- Roberto Bruno (Bra) x Waldomiro Mirinho (Bra)
05 – Tainan Monte (Bra) x Silvano Lourenço (Por)
06 – Amaury Loverhne (Reun) x Hugo Pinheiro (Port)
07- Ben Player (Aus) x Bruno Inwick (Bra)
08 – Luis Villar (Bra) x Irai Rodrigues (Bra)

Quarter-finais Womans Heats

01 – Neymara Carvalho (Bra) x Catarina Sousa (Por)
02 – Naara Caroline (Bra) x Eunate Aguirre (Esp)
03 – Maíra Viana (Bra) x Mandy Zieren (Aus)
04 – Isabella Souza (Bra) x Joselani Amorin (Bra)

The action will be awesome tomorow. Don't miss any of the heats by watching live at 8.30am local time.

Source: IBA World Tour