The Australian surfing community gathered on the Gold Coast to honour 1993 Women’s World Champion Pauline Menczer who was inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame.
Menczer became 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 was one of a number of presentations as part of the 2018 Australian Surfing Awards- a celebration of our sport’s great achievers and those who have made a significant contribution to the development of surfing in Australia.
Menczer will be joining Pam Burridge for the Womens Surf Reunion at S-Resorts Bali this October. This is a fun, chilled social event where all the girls can catch up and go off for some fun surfs, chat about great times had and also the future. There will be music, dancing, surfing and great discussions, rekindling old friendships and making new ones. All are welcome!