Warner honoured to be inducted into Surfing Walk of
Fame at her home break Maroubra Beach- 19th July 2017
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Warner is proud to be part of the Surfing Walk of
Fame at Maroubra. Picture: Joel Carrett
Melissa Seiler, Southern Courier
Beach holds a special place in Candice Warners
is where, as Candice Falzon, she started swimming
and racing on the sand with nippers before going on
to carve out a stellar career as a three-time world
surf lifesaving champion and where she and cricketer
husband David Warner have built their dream home for
achievements will now be set in stone literally
on that same shoreline, when she is inducted
into the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame during at
this Sundays Beach Breaks Carnival.
Walk was initiated in 2006 to pay tribute to the outstanding
achievements of Australias leading surfers and
mother of two (pictured), 32, has also won 20 Surf
Life Saving national medals, was named NSW Ironwoman
Champion in 1999 and 2013 and Professional Series
Coolum winner in 2012.
feel very honoured to be inducted into the Walk of
Fame, Warner said.
often walk past and have a look (at the plaques),
so to actually have my name on there is really special.
so special for when my kids grow up, to be able to
look down and see their mums name and be proud.
travelling the globe during her years as an iron woman,
and now with her husband and daughters, Warner said
her days at Maroubra Beach as a child were among her
summer, spending so many hours down here. It gives
me a big smile now because it was such a great times,
best thing about living in Maroubra are the locals.
Everyone I see has been here for so many years, no
one really leaves.
a really nice community, very friendly, its
the place I want to raise my kids.
other legends of the surf will also be named on the
walk this year.
include 1972 Olympian Graham Johno Johnson,
who competed at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships
from 1966 to 1975 and is a life member of Maroubra
Surf Life Saving Club.
said being in the company of mates including triple-ironman
champion and swimming coach Barry Rodgers, who died
last year, was emotional for him.
me it was a surprise, he said.
know Ive spent nearly all of my life in the
surf, canoeing and at the Olympics, but this is one
of the greatest honours.
Australia was the greatest honour, but being recognised
in the area where I was born, bred and grew up, and
have never left, is just marvellous.
him will be pro-surfing pioneer and local role model
Tony White and Maroubra surfing mentor Kevin
Mayor Noel DSouza said: Each of these
Australian sporting heroes will have their very own
plaque on the Maroubra Beach promenade, to forever
commemorate and celebrate their remarkable achievements.
importance of Maroubra Beach to the surfing and beach
communities cannot be understated.
beach-based fun will start at 9am with the Surfing
NSW Grommets Title before the carnival kicks
off at noon, including free surfboard and skateboard
airbrushing, amusement rides, face painting,
sand sculptures and music.
randwick.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 722 542