Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira has been named World Games Athlete of the Month for April off the back of winning the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour leg in Newcastle.
World champion Italo Ferreira of Brazil has been knocked out of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour event in Narrabeen in Australia after a controversial defeat to the United States' Conner Coffin.
Mick Fanning survived the elimination round only to be knocked out by Championship Tour leader Italo Ferreira later in the day as favourable conditions led to an abundance of action at the World Surf League (WSL) competition in Narrabeen.
Reigning World Surf League champions Carissa Moore and Italo Ferreira claimed victories as the Championship Tour event concluded in Newcastle in Australia.
Brazil’s Italo Ferreira secured his maiden World Surf League title to earn a Tokyo 2020 berth, while United States’ surfing legend Kelly Slater missed out on an Olympic place when the sport will make its debut in the Games.
Brazil's Italo Ferreira led his country to their first team gold since 2000 at the World Surfing Games in Miyazaki after sealing the individual men's title with an audacious full rotation aerial which earned a perfect 10-point score.