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Beach Breaks Carnival Returns to the ‘Bra

By Madeleine Gray on July 7, 2016 in News

Photo: Jay Rodney

Photo: Jay Rodney

Maroubra’s surf culture is legendary, and for good reason. It’s a beach that’s produced some amazing shredders. Maroubra gets its name from an Indigenous word meaning ‘place of thunder’ – it’s long been recognised as a place that makes some noise.

It’s for this reason, and for the fact that it’s a gorgeous piece of coastline, that Maroubra is now home to the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame. New inductees are announced each year at the annual Beach Breaks Carnival. This year the festival is to be held on Sunday, July 24, from midday to 4:30pm.

The Beach Breaks Carnival is a celebration of all things surfing, and includes surfing contests, market stalls, food and drinks, amusement rides and live entertainment along the promenade.

Local surf art will be for sale, as will beautiful homewares and towels. If all that’s not enough, the quarters, semis and finals of the NSW Grommet State Surfing Titles will also be taking place throughout the day out in the water. The event will see NSW’s best Under 12s and Under 14s battling it out for the title of state champion.

Food options on the day will include a number of gourmet providers selling everything from German hotdogs and gozleme to Korean barbecue and churros. Former Three Blue Duck’s chef Dan Hughes will also be down there selling his world famous Mr. Goaty Gelato.

The Australian Surfing Walk of Fame induction ceremony will be held at 1pm, as the chosen lifesavers and surfers will be honoured with a bronze plaque detailing their achievements along the Walk of Fame. Past inductees include former pro surfer, big wave charger and Maroubra legend Steve ‘Blackie’ Wilson and Bronte’s Jessi Miley-Dyer, a former World Junior Champion and Women’s WCT surfer. The identity of the 2016 inductees will remain a closely guarded secret in the lead up to the event.

The Beach Breaks Carnival is always an absolute blast, and it’s a great way to indoctrinate the kids into the surfing lifestyle early. For more information, visit