Surfing. Ed Sloane / Rip Curl

Surf conditions building over the week

Surf Conditions

WE have been greeted with classic winter days for the school holidays.

The surf on the other hand has disappeared and we can expect small waves, sunshine and light winds until the middle of next week.

If you're looking for waves, the more exposed beaches that pick up swell are the best spots.

We can expect a new medium sized south swell to start to build around Wednesday.

Local surf news

Northern beach surfers performed strongly over the weekend at two local events.

Shaun Ward took out the open division at the Barney Miller Classic held at Sawtell Beach.

This is the second time Shaun has taken out the event.

Both titles were won when the surf has been solid, showing his liking and strong ability in a punchy surf.

Other local surfers to get onto the podium at the classic were Sam Arvidson and Bonnie Hills.

On the Saturday there was also the first annual Naru surf gathering in memory of Eric Mercy held at Park Beach.

The northern beaches surfers performed well with Brandon Mercy taking out the under 16 division.

John Craig, Joe Murray, Tyler Murray and Jarrah Clarke all put in strong showings in their respective finals.

It is great to see these two great surfing events being run in our local area.

Big show of gratitude and thank you to all those people who put in endless hours of work, to make these events so great for the Coffs Coast Surf Communities.

Global surf news

The sixth stop on the men's world tour, the J Bay Open held at the famed right point break of Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa is only a week away.

Last years winner Mick Fanning is a favourite again for this years title and should be challenged by local Jordy Smith.

All the action can be seen live at

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