Time for the first junior comp of the year
IT'S going to be a good weekend for waves on the Coffs Coast with a medium-sized east swell ensuring all beaches have waves and light winds will open up the options for places to surf.
Mornings will be the pick with winds more offshore.
Next week another solid south swell will fill in on Tuesday and arrive with strong winds for waves in southern corners.
Local surf news
THE junior boardriders have their first comp for the year at Sandy Beach tomorrow.
To register, meet at 7am and everyone else 7.30am.
New members are welcome with divisions being under 8 mixed, under 10 mixed, under 12 boys and under 14 girls.
Each participant surfs twice and both younger divisions are parent assist.
Comps are for all levels and great for groms to get a look at competition surfing in a fun, relaxed environment.
Cost for the year is $45 and includes the club T-shirt.
For more information, email woopiboardriders @gmail.com or keep an eye on the WBC Facebook Page
Congratulations to local groms who competed in the regional titles at Sawtell on Sunday.
Ryley Smidt took out the under 16 boys, Dayne Peel the under 14 boys and Taj Watson the under 18 boys.
Bonnie Hills and Mansa Rodham placed highly and all qualifed for state titles later in the year.
Global surf news
AFTER running on the first four days of the event, the Margaret River Pro is on hold, waiting for a new swell to arrive. As this article is written we are into the semi finals of the women with current ratings leader and six times world champ Steph Gilmore still alive and going strong. She is joined by current world champ Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbon and Sage Erickson.
In the mens, we are at the quarter finals stage with the ratings leader Owen Wright also still alive.
His biggest threat for back-to-back wins to start the year looks like current world champ John John Florence.
All the action can be seen live at worldsurfleague.com