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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, with some becoming international stars. 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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How to cite this page:

Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Cape Egmont', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35266/roadside-stories-surf-highway-45 (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Sep 2016