Pauline Menczer Set To Become 40th Inductee In Hall of Fame At Australian Surfing Awards Tomorrow Night On The Gold Coast

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.