Sean Pollard: a brave surfer

A 23-year-old surfer has lost a hand and part of his other arm after being attacked by a great white shark, at Wylie Bay Beach, near Esperance, Australia.

Ross Tamlin, who was catching waves 400 meters away from Pollard, paddled to shore and called for help. Sean Pollard, the injured surfer, was lying on his back in the water, after being able to swim 100 meters in the direction of the beach.

After being carried to the shore, female volunteer St John Ambulance paramedic Kylie Rothnie used beach towels to stem the blood flow wounds to both arms.

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Gabriel Medina: he doesn't let go | Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Gabriel Medina confirmed his place on the quarterfinals of the Quiksilver Pro France 2014, at Les Guardians.

After narrowly escaping defeat in Round 3 against Jeremy Flores, the young Brazilian surfer won his Round 4 challenge against Josh Kerr and John John Florence, in clean three-to-five foot (1-1.5 meter) waves.

"With the swell increasing this afternoon, there is a lot of water moving and it's easy to get lost out there. Lucky I found some opportunity and was able to have a better heat than the one I had this morning. Hopefully, we get some good waves tomorrow," explained Medina.

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Wave Master: the British wave pool technology

John Baxendale, the engineer behind Wave Master, promises a new artificial wave technology that produces 240 waves per hour, with no compressed air systems, hydraulics or pneumatics.

Who's going to build the ultimate surf pool? The number of artificial wave concepts hasn't kept growing in the last decade. The financial sustainability of surf parks has always been the Achilles heel of man-made surf.

But Wave Master Systems believe to have solved the problem of performance and energy efficiency with a piston-type modular wave generator that matches real ocean waves.

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