Filipe Toledo: sharp and focused | Photo: Kirstin/WSL

It was a marathon of surfing. The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2015 has reached the quarterfinals, not without major upsets: Gabriel Medina, Kelly Slater, John John Florence and Joel Parkinson are out of the game.

There you go. The quarterfinalists have been decided, and the 2014 world surfing champion will have to sit on the beach watching his four fellow Brazilians still in competition. Interestingly, there are only Australians and Brazilians fighting for the title at Snapper Rocks.

Mick Fanning was able to eliminate Dusty Payne in Round 3, and then he went on to win through Round 4 in a stacked heat against Adriano de Souza and Bede Durbidge for a place in the quarterfinals.

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Surfboard art: a VW Kombi view over the surf

A talented graphic designer has spent 61 hours completing a drawing on a surfboard. The final result is a superb attention to detail.

Jarryn Dower is an artist from Geelong, Australia, with a strong background in illustration. He has completed a Diploma in Graphic Design at Swinburne University, and he is widely influenced by the beach and surf culture.

Dower has all the patience in the world. In this case, the artist started the surfboard project in December 2014 and only finished it in late February, 2015. What you see is a beautiful interior view from a split screen VW Kombi looking out over the surf.

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Taj Burrow: sliding feet | Photo: Cestari/WSL

The Brazilian surfing Armada impressed with three heat victories over Australian riders, as the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2015 enters Round 3 of competition, at Snapper Rocks.

After 11 consecutive lay days, pro surfers returned to the Superbank. In one of the most exciting heats of the day, Kolohe Andino and Jeremy Flores fought for a Round 3 seat. In the end, the American secured a narrow win over the Frenchman.

"I was planning on surfing my own heat and not worrying about him, but then I had to because he was surfing so good. I haven't been using a leash in about a week, so I was a bit nervous to throw one on, so I chose not to today," revealed Andino.

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