Catch a wave to cool off this weekend
AN EXTREMELY hot weekend is predicted on the Coffs Coast and the good news is there will be waves around.
An easterly swell will ensure there are waves getting into all beaches.
Saturday morning winds will be light and offshore, giving surfers of all level plenty of options for places to surf.
As we move through the weekend, winds will tend to be from the north, making the protected northern corners the best spots.
A decent southerly change will move through on Monday, bringing with it a south swell providing waves well into next week.
Southern corners will be the best places to surf.
A reminder to all those looking at jumping in the ocean this weekend, with the extreme heat to take care and swim between the flags where possible.
The combination of an east swell direction and big tides will make the ocean very unpredictable at times.
Local surf news
Congratulations to Sandy Beach shredder Jayke Sharpe who made it to the final 16 surfers at the Tweed Coast Pro WQS last week.
Jayke surfed seven heats in challenging conditions and showed he still has what it takes to mix it with the best surfers around.
Jayke will be joined next week by fellow Northern Beach surfers Shaun Cansdell and Taj Watson as part of the strong Coffs Harbour Boardriders team competing in the National Battle Of The Boardriders final at Newcastle.
Woolgoolga Boardriders WBC registration day is on Sunday, February 19 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm at the Seaview Tavern.
Global surf news
While the Australian leg of the WQS is well and truly in full swing, we have the most prestigious of the WQS events going on in Hawaii.
The Volcom Pro is on at Pipeline and the first three days didn't disappoint, with some crazy barrels ridden.
Check out the action at worldsurfleague.com.