Good surf this week may increase the possibility of people heading to west coast beaches despite the alert level 4 restrictions, an Auckland councillor says. Waitākere ward councillor Linda Cooper said she had already been contacted twice by a local of one of West Auckland’s beachside towns about non-locals surfing, Stuff reveals. “The concern is that it puts our first responders at risk, of course,” Cooper said. “Even the best surfers, bad things can happen.” On Monday, a Stuff journalist witnessed about seven surfers at the northern end of North Piha.