REIGNING premier the SCU Marlins have started their title defence with two straight loses.
DON'T underestimate how remarkable the weekend performance of the Coffs Harbour Suns' women's team was.
THE results of the opening AFL North Coast round sets up a tantalising Friday night match between the Coffs Breakers and Sawtell/Toormina.
SAWTELL was barely required to break a sweat in its win but the Panthers sit at the top of the table with an unbeaten start to the season.
AT this early stage of the season it looks like this year's top three teams in the Men's Premier League will be the same as last year's.
MORE than 250 surfers will be calling Coffs Harbour home at the end of July as they compete in the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles.
COFFS Harbour's Ky Kinsela was part of an emotional victory in the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.