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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Carissa Moore: three cosecutive Bells Beach titles | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Carissa Moore won the Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach 2015. The Hawaiian defeated Stephanie Gilmore in a tight final, and she is the first female surfer to win three consecutive titles in the Australian break.

In their 21st matchup in pro surfing, Moore and Gilmore gave all they had. Stephanie opened with a sharp 8.77-point ride for a series of powerful turns, but Carissa answered with just two waves: an 8.00 and a 6.00.

"It's such an honor; I love coming down here, and it's such a magical place. It's just been such a beautiful experience, and I feel super blessed. It's challenging not only to regroup after a win, but you're also competing against the best in the world, so you really have to be in tip-top shape," revealed Carissa Moore.

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