Boat crews to smash the surf

IT'S all systems go for Coffs Harbour's blue ribbon weekend of surf sport.

The 35th Raine and Horne Interstate Surfcraft carnival begins at 8am today on Park Beach with 140 crew from across New South Wales and Queensland straining to hit the water.

Heats will dominate day one with the finals getting under way early Sunday morning, including the feature Open Men's and Women's surf boat races around late morning.

Running in parallel for the Under 11 to 17 age divisions is the Hugo Smyth Memorial Classic, held on Sunday.

President Tony Mutkins said Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club will honour one of its greatest names on Saturday.

“We plan to scatter the ashes of the late Peter 'Tubby' Wallace out through the waves around noon, today,” he said.

“Peter was a former president and life member and a real character in town and we think it's an appropriate way to remember his great contribution.”



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