Muizenberg gets the Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame

February 27, 2014 | Surfing
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The Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame will be constructed on the traffic circle at Surfers' Corner, in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa.

The new historic national landmark will celebrate the heritage and culture of South African surfing, where the first surfers rode waves back in 1919.

The birthplace of surfing in South Africa, which has been acknowledged as one of the world's top 20 surf towns by National Geographic, will feature a life-size bronze statue of Heather Price.

Price befriended two American Marines and learned to surf on their solid wood Hawaiian surfboards nearly 100 years ago.

A Walk of Fame, consisting of paved pathways set amongst landscaped gardens and studded with plaques honouring the past, will also be added to the Surfers' Corner, with all the present and future legends of South African surfing.

The Surfers' Circle Walk of Fame is a project of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID), a not-for-profit organization that has been inspired by the pivotal role surfing has played in encouraging economic growth, fostering cultural diversity and gaining international recognition for Muizenberg.

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