Australian Surf Festival: Wayne Morrison draws a liquid circle | Photo: Smith/Australian Surf Festival

Surfing Australia has announced the complete calendar for three 2015 National Titles events.

More than 750 surfers will compete in the Australian Surf Festival, Australian SUP Titles and the Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles.

"More than 50 individual titles will be contested across the prestigious Australian Titles. All these events will contribute towards the selection of Australian teams to compete at the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Championship events," underlines Andrew Stark, CEO of Surfing Australia.

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Elio Canestri: a surfing champion

Elio Canestri passed away after being attacked by a shark in Réunion Island.

The 13-year-old surfer was enjoying a few waves with friends in an area that is banned to swimmers when the shark attacked and dragged Elio further out to sea.

Canestri was pulled from the water by a boat, but the young wave rider had already suffered serious injuries to his stomach, legs and arms.

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Michel Bourez: ready to fight for his title | Photo: ASP

The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015 is the third stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT). Michel Bourez is the defending event champion, but he will be under pressure in Western Australia, between 15th-26th April.

The region offers world-class waves in breathtaking breaks, but Margaret River only hit the Dream Tour level for both the men and women, in 2014. And this year, there's one surfer who is really looking forward to reach the final.

"Margaret River is such a good wave, and I think it's better than Bells Beach, so I'm looking for a good result over there," says Gabriel Medina, who wants to improve his performances.

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