CASUARINA/NSW(Monday, March 5th,2018): The Australian surfing community will gather tomorrow evening on the Gold Coast to honour 1993 Women’s World Champion Pauline Menczer who will be inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame.
Menczer will become the 40th inductee into the Hall of Fame and cements herself as one of surfing’s great individuals. She overcame enormous odds, including lack of sponsorship and crippling rheumatoid arthritis, to build a superb pro surfing career, including an epic world title win. She defied every possible female stereotype in the process, sustained by her ingrained surfing talent, courage, and a lethal sense of humour. In the process, she also earned the complete respect of every other surfer on tour.
Menczer’s induction will be one of a number of presentations as part of the 2018 Australian Surfing Awards.
Other awards to be presented tomorrow night include:
Male Surfer of the Year
Female Surfer of the Year
Rising Star (Male & Female)
ASB Greater Good Award
Peter Troy Lifestyle Award
Milwaukee Heavy Water Award
Simon Anderson Club Award
Surf Culture Award
Nikon Surf Video of the Year
Nikon Surf Photo of the Year
World-renowned Surf Journalist Nick Carroll continues in the role of Curator of the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame.
The Australian Surfing Awards honours and celebrates our sport’s great achievers and those who have made a significant contribution to the development of surfing in Australia.
The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame is proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, QT Gold Coast, the Australian Sports Commission, Nikon, Milwaukee, nudie, Australasian Surf Business Magazine, Hyundai Australia, XXXX Summer Bright Lager and DrinkWise.