Shane Pringle

Posted: November 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm

        Growing up his whole life at Elouera it was only natural that Shane would be a EBC Dunny Hanger. While older brother Glenn rode the rights, Shane ripped it up on the left rip bowls. Shane was a bit of a news magnet. Anything that was going on in Cronulla,  Shane knew about it before anyone else. As a junior he won numerous surfing titles but instead of chasing a career in surfing he joined up to work with his Piping Hot Wetsuit sponsor and moved to Torquay for a short spell. After coming back to Cronulla, Shane seemed distant, the mischeavous sparkle in his eye was gone and he was different to the bubbly kid that everyone loved. He was diagnosed with manic depression a short time later and like other Cronulla surfers The Bear, Ross Fielder, Troy Dennehy and Andrew Murphy he sadly took his own life.The pics below show Shane tearing it up at his beloved Dunny Bowl and large gathering of family and friends line the beach and headland at Elouera to send off Shane in typical Surfing style with a paddle out tribute.

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