Joshua Holley: Hawaiian shark fighter

Joshua Holley, a 28-year-old surfer, was attacked by a tiger shark, at Leftovers, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The surfer was surprised by the 10-feet predator in the nose of his surfboard.

"I felt this unreal push on the left side of my body. It was like this popping sensation on my foot and I looked down to my left and I saw this huge dorsal fin," Holley told Hawaii News Now. "Survival mode kicked in and I punched it really hard once and then twice. I didn’t want to panic or go into shock or anything like that."

Joshua stayed calm during the shark attack and decided to strike a few punches in the shark, before the predator went away. "I’m not gonna die today", he yelled.

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Wipeout: only a surfer knows the feeling

Dave Baglow and Mike Carthew have had a great original idea. What could an anaesthetist and a digital marketing specialist do together in the surfing world?

The answer is GetWellSoon.com, a website dedicated to the things that you should be aware of when you're preparing a surf trip or the surf travel of your dreams.

What do you do when you get sick or injured on a surf trip? GetWellSoon.com promises to help you battle reef cuts, headaches, flu, local diseases and a wide range of surf injuries and illness.

Simple methods of first aid, personal health tips, educational guides and a most common hazards list were developed by a team of passionate British wave riders.

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Kelly Slater: the beauty of 40

Clean four-to-six foot (1.5–2 metre) waves pumped Bells Bowl for another day of splendid surfing performances. The shocker? Taj Burrow is out of the 51st Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach after being defeated in Round 3 by his fellow Australian Kai Otton.

Joel Parkinson defending Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach winner, proved the most dominant surfer of the day, posting the day's high 18.94 out of a possible 20 for an electric show of surfing.

 "I had a blast," Parkinson said. "I wish that heat went for an hour. Freddy (Patacchia) was saying it was the best Bells he's ever surfed in a heat. I've had it a lot better, but it was solid and pumping and I had so much fun."
 
Kelly Slater, four-time Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach winner, posted an incredible Round 3 win this morning over local wildcard Nic Muscroft. After suffering a broken board mid-heat, Slater required an excellent score with the clock winding down.

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