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07-March-2018

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The Cronulla Surfing Walk of Fame commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sport of surfing being introduced into Cronulla by the Olympic swimmer Duke Kananamoku.

The walkway includes a number of plaques which commemorate individual local surfing champions.

 

Location

Address:Prince Street, Cronulla, 2230
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.049926
Long: 151.156608
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th February, 2015
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Centenary of Surfing

On February 7, 2015 Sutherland Shire Council officially commemorated the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the sport of surfing in Cronulla.  It was the day that legendary Olympic swimmer, Duke Kananamoku, came to Cronulla to demonstrate his swimming prowess.  The Duke was already the world`s best known surfer when he visited Australia in late 1914 and early 1915 to showcase the ancient Hawaiian sport.  His board riding exhibitions at Freshwater and Cronulla attracted thousands of spectators.

Sutherland Shire Council acknowledges the Duke`s historic visit as well as the influence of surfing on our community over the past 100 years.  The milestone was marked with a month long celebration including the Centenary Surf Titles, charity dinners, photographic and surfboard displays, the presentation of a replica Duke surfboard and the construction of this Surfing Walk of Fame, honouring local surfing champions.

Sutherland Shire Council 

Cronulla Surfing Walk of Fame

 

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