A ceremony will be held this afternoon to honour ironman Dean Mercer, with a seat at Austinmer to be named in his honour.
Dean would have been 48 today.
The new picnic seat boasts one of the most beautiful views in the Northern Illawarra, sitting high on the headland above the ocean pools and dressing rooms.
A memorial has been built alongside the seat. It reads:-
“ In memory of Dean Mercer. Much loved and dearly missed by his family and friends. Take a seat and rest. You’ve earned it.”