Rafael Teixeira: he won Santa Cruz with no major sponsors | Photo: Prefontaine/O'Neill

Rafael Teixeira has claimed the 2015 O'Neill Coldwater Classic, held at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, California.

The Brazilian surfer defeated three US riders in the decisive final - Derek Peters, Randy Bonds, and Chris Waring. Teixeira, 22, has no major sponsor, but he takes home $8,000 and 1,500 rankings points.

"I'm really stoked. This is the best day of my life. This is my first QS win, and I just thank God, my family and friends, and just everyone who supported me both here and at home," expressed Rafael Teixeira.

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Stevie Pittman: celebrating gold at Oceanside | Photo: Evans/ISA

Team USA has taken five medals at the 2015 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, held in Oceanside, California. The Americans celebrated a maiden title with surfers in three out of four division podiums.

Wave riders from 36 countries battled for gold, silver, bronze, and copper medals. The last day of competition got underway in two-to-four-foot waves at Oceanside Pier.

Leonardo Fioravanti raised the Italian flag after winning the Boys Under 18 division. The young talent managed to land a spectacular air to get a Perfect 10 point score from the judges.

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Subi Surf Park: Australia's first Wavegarden might be built in Perth | Photo: SSP

A joint-venture between the Wave Park Group and the MJA Studio wants to transform the Domain Stadium into an artificial surf pool, in Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia.

The Subiaco Oval, the highest capacity stadium in Western Australia and home to the West Coast Eagles, will be demolished in the upcoming years. However, the whole area might change forever if plans for a man-made surf stadium gets the green light.

"Our vision is to create an inclusive urban landmark where residents and guests experience life changing moments, have clean fun, get fit and feel connected through a shared passion of respect for each other and the planet," explain the architects behind MJA Studio.

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