Reputation on the line
TO the casual observer, the Country Energy Australian Surf Festival that starts today in Port Macquarie is merely a two-week-long celebration of one of Australia's favourite pastimes.
But for Coffs Harbour's strong band of Longboard surfers it is so much more.
The Coffs Coast is known as the biggest producer of class longboarders in the country if not the world and that reputation goes on the line today when the Oxbow Australian Longboard Titles get underway.
With some of this country's leading longboarders including current world number one and Emerald Beach local Harley Ingleby calling Coffs home, there's sure to be plenty of national titles that are about to head this way.