Wet Madrid: surfing in the heart of Spain

Yes. Surfing will be possible in Madrid, the landlocked capital of Spain.

Bienvenidos a Madrid, ciudad de olas. In English, you will say "Welcome to Madrid, city of waves." Although it might sound strange, the truth is that the largest city in Spain will have its own artificial wave park.

The dream - named Wet Madrid - will be built near Feria de Madrid, the city's international trade fair. According to the initial plans, Wet Madrid is the result of a 10 million euro investment.

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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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