PARK Beach will be the scene of plenty of surf action when the Coffs Harbour Surf Club will host the 32nd Annual Interstate Surfcraft Carnival on Park Beach next Saturday and Sunday, November 26-27.
This surf carnival is the biggest held in Australia each year other than the Australian Championships.
The carnival is the major early season opportunity for competitors to assess their form and attracts competitors from up and down the east coast of Australia, including several of the top clubs from Victoria's south coast.
Competition over the weekend will feature surf boats, skis, boards and ironman events. The program kicks off next Saturday at 8.30am with the open ski marathon and heats of the surf boats.
The finals of the masters division will be held on Saturday afternoon while all other finals will be held around noon on Sunday.
Divisions include open men and women, reserve, under 21, under 19 and masters.
The surf boat competition will be conducted using a round robin format ensuring all crews have at least three races. This will ensure plenty of surf boat racing action on both Saturday and Sunday.
More than $13,000 prizemoney will be up for grabs thanks to the support of sponsors The Plantation Hotel, Coffs Ex-Servcies Club, Breakfree Aanuka Resort, Park Beach Holiday Park, The Pier Hotel, Palms Shopping and Raine & Horne Coffs Harbour.
This prizemoney coupled with the carnival being AA-rated for the statewide Rowers League Series should ensure the number of competitors will eclipse last year's 1200.