IN THE ZONE: A surfer enjoys a fun wave in Woolgoolga.
IN THE ZONE: A surfer enjoys a fun wave in Woolgoolga. Robert Watkin

Mixed surf conditions predicted

IT LOOKS like we are going to get a bit of everything for surfers on the Coffs Coast this week.

Saturday we have fairly strong winds from the north combined with a peaky north-wind swell.

The best places will be the protected northern corners or getting in early on the open beaches.

Sunday we will have a decent southerly change roll through bringing in some swell from the south.

The best places to surf will be the protected southern corners.

Moving into next week the swell will hold and swing more to the east later in the week.

Winds will be variable so I think there will be some rewards around for those who have a look.

Global surf news

The final event of the men's world tour, the Billabong Pipe Masters is under way in Hawaii.

It has been a tricky forecast for event organisers to decide the best days of the waiting period to run the event.

The last two spots in the draw were decided earlier in the week with the Pipe Invitational.

Hawaiian 16-year-old Finn McGill took out the trials over Gavin Beschen with both men getting wild cards into the main event.

Surfers should watch out for the Pipe Masters newly crowned world champ John John Florence, Kelly Slater and Brazilian Gabrielle Medina.

Looking towards next year, Aussies Connor O'Leary and Ethan Ewing will be the two new Australian faces on the men's world tour after finishing first and second on the world qualifying series.

They will be joined by Bronte Macaulay who finished second on the women's world qualifying series.

All the action from the Billabong Pipe Masters can be seen live at www.worldsurfleague.com

Extra news

With the NSW school holidays starting this weekend just a friendly reminder to everyone spending time at the beach to swim between the flags.

Some of our local beaches have some changed conditions this year due to the constant north-east winds we've been getting.



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