Kōrero: Lifesaving and surfing

Roadside Stories: Surf Highway 45

Dubbed Surf Highway 45, the coastal road between Hāwera and New Plymouth is famed for its surf breaks, which include Stent Road, Spot X and the Kūmara Patch. Taranaki locals have ridden the waves since the 1950s, and some became international champions. The region has also produced a number of surfboard designers.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Surf Highway 45. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - The rise of surfing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35271/roadside-stories-surf-highway-45 (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006