Emerald Beach surfer John Schmidenberg finished runner-up in the over-50s division of the Australian Surf Festival at Duranbah Beach.
Emerald Beach surfer John Schmidenberg finished runner-up in the over-50s division of the Australian Surf Festival at Duranbah Beach. Ethan Smith / Surfing Australia

Surfers will hit the waves for open comp

Surf conditions

We are in for a bit of everything this week on the Coffs Coast, surf wise.

A medium sized south swell will hold in through the weekend ensuring plenty of waves around.

Wind will be light on Saturday giving surfers plenty of options to find waves.

Sunday winds will be stronger from the north making northern corners the only option for quality waves.

Moving into next week the swell will swing to the north and drop off.

Winds will become light and offshore with northern corners and open beaches being the pick of the spots.

Local surf news

It's getting to the business end of the season for Woolgoolga Boardriders with another open round on tomorrow.

Next Sunday, September 10 will be the third junior round for the year.

Keep an eye on the WBC Facebook page for location and more information.

Important dates

Sunday, September 17 and Monday, September 18 is the Kirra junior teams challenge at the Gold Coast.

Saturday, October 7 is the Northern NSW Australian Boardriders Battle in Coffs Harbour.

Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 is the Woolworths Surfer Grom Comp at Coffs Harbour.

Global surf news

Men's and women's world tour moves to the US this week with Hurley Pro for the men and Swatch pro for the women.

Events waiting period starts on Wednesday, September 6.

Catch the action live at worldsurleague.com

Any extra news

The new season of Weet-Bix SurfGroms started on Friday with new presenting sponsor Rip Curl.

Every participant who signs up for a program will receive a cool Rip Curl bag, towel and rashie valued at over $100.

Solitary Islands Surf School has their programs up live for the September and October holidays and term four.

Programs will be run at Emerald Beach, Woolgoolga, Sawtell and Darlington Beach.

Visit surfgroms.com and put in Solitary Islands Surf School for all our programs.



CCTV cameras to be installed in Coffs CBD, Toormina

CCTV cameras to be installed in Coffs CBD, Toormina

$900,000 in funding put towards cameras, security lighting.

More than 200 motorists caught speeding on local roads

More than 200 motorists caught speeding on local roads

Multiple charges laid as part of Operation Rapid.

Let's embrace our city's growth

Let's embrace our city's growth

Incredible opportunity exists to make Coffs a city for the future.

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