This weekend we inducted two new members into the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame, which is proudly displayed on the foreshore at Maroubra Beach. Started in 2006, the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievements of Australia’s leading surfers and surf lifesavers.
The Surfing Walk of Fame is a prestigious and sought after award within Australia's surfing beach culture. Inductees are highly regarded and considered 'Legends of Surf' - water men and water women. Each year, the surfers and surf life savers inducted into the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame have a bronze plaque laid into the promenade at the Beach Breaks Carnival held in Maroubra.
This year, at the 2019 Beach Breaks Carnival, we inducted two new members to the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame. Congratulations to both of them for their remarkable achievements in surf.
Inductee for Surf Life Saving
Barry Stuart was inducted in 2019 for his remarkable surf lifesaving achievements, including:
Australian Life Saving Championships (1958 -1974) seven gold medals
Australian Life Saving Championships (1957 -1968) seven silver medals
Australian Life Saving Championships (1954 -1978) six bronze medals
New South Wales SLSA (1954-1978) 13 gold, eight silver and five bronze medals.
Barry Stuart also represented Australia at the Olympic Games in 1956, 1960, 1964 & 1968.
Inductee for surfing
Tom Carroll was inducted in 2019 for his surfing achievements, including:
Australian Junior Title 1978
Pro Juniors 1977, 1980
ASP World Tour Champion 1983, 1984
Pipe Masters 1987, 1990, 1991
Twenty-six World Tour Wins