Story: Ocean currents and tides

Surfing in a storm, Hauraki Gulf

Surfing in a storm, Hauraki Gulf

This lone surfer is enjoying waters, which are normally calm enough to be yacht moorings, on the North Island's sheltered north-east coast. Storms are common in the seas off New Zealand. In northern New Zealand the most damaging storms, and the waves they generate, come from the north, while the South Island and southern North Island are more exposed to southerly storms, and their waves.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 30 November 1998, p. H30

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Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, 'Ocean currents and tides - Waves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5922/surfing-in-a-storm-hauraki-gulf (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, published 12 Jun 2006