Byron's newest surf star has a day named in his honour
OCTOBER 2 will forevermore be known as Mark 'Mono' Stewart day, in the Byron Shire at least, to honour the Bay's new adaptive surfing world champion.
As if making history by winning the top spot in the first ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships in California wasn't enough, Mono has achieved a kind-of home town immortality after Byron Shire Councillors voted to declare the day.
The declaration was debated as a matter of urgency by Council at last Thursday's meeting held at the Moller Pavilion in Bangalow and carried unanimously.
The council resolved that "in recognition of his achievement of winning the World Adaptive Surfing Championship and for being an inspiration for all with physical challenges and for those who love the ocean, declares 2 October, Mark "Mono" Stewart Day in Byron Shire."