Story: Auckland region

High tide, Muriwai (3rd of 3)

High tide, Muriwai

Auckland’s west coast beaches are popular among surfcasters. Many have drowned when freak waves have swept them from the rocks, so experienced surfcasters tie themselves to the rocks with ropes. This man had a lucky escape.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Sport and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016