Surfers descend on Coffs Harbour

Carving it: Arabella Tarpey in action at Kiama. Picture: Werri Slash.
Carving it: Arabella Tarpey in action at Kiama. Picture: Werri Slash.

Merimbula's Arabella Tarpey will be among hundreds of surfers temporarily calling Coffs Harbour home later this month. Coffs will be the home of the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles of surfing from July 19-25

Competitors will be vying for an NSW Junior Title and in turn, earn their position into the upcoming 2019 Australian Junior Surfing Titles, which will take place in Western Australia at the end of the year.

Arabella finished second in her regional qualifier to earn a spot at the competition with officials saying just winners and runners-up from the eight regional events were offered an invite to the prestigious surf meet.

Coffs Harbour City Council's Mayor Denise Knight was elated that the region would continue to build on its long and rich history of hosting junior surfing events.

"I'm thrilled that Coffs Harbour will again be hosting the Woolworths NSW Junior State Titles later this year. An event like this further strengthens our great relationship with Surfing NSW."