Legends of surf honoured at Beach Breaks Carnival

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Randwick Council’s annual Beach Breaks Carnival will once more draw large crowds to Maroubra Beach to honour and celebrate Australian surf culture on Sunday 28 July, starting at noon.

The day will also feature the Surfing NSW Grommets title, starting at 9am, unveiling the new Barry Rodgers Place at 12.30pm and the induction of two more surf legends to the Surfing Walk of Fame located on the promenade, at 1pm.

“Our Beach Breaks Carnival is a celebration of Maroubra Beach and the unique cultural history of the area,” said Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson. “It has a great carnival atmosphere that really brings the promenade and grassed picnic areas to life. There will be plenty of rides and free entertainment for families as well as music, surfboard airbrushing and food trucks for the whole community.

“Lovers of surf culture can come down early to watch the grommets battle it out on the waves and then celebrate the international successes of our two new Walk of Fame inductees.

“We’ll also honour the late Barry Rodgers by naming a section of the park along Marine Parade after him. Barry was the recipient of six national Surf Lifesaving titles and 11 NSW state titles. He was a true master of the surf. We’re glad to be able to remember a pioneer of surf lifesaving and three-time ironman in this way.”

Entertainment for the day will include DJs, a live band, roving seagulls, amusement rides, a giant shark slide, sideshow games and lawn games. Ben and Jerry ice cream will have a food truck alongside churros, pancakes, hot dogs, dumplings and gozleme and a variety of market stalls.

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The timetable for the day includes:

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