Story: Ocean currents and tides

Extreme surfers, Papatowai

New Zealand’s largest waves tend to be off the coast of the southern South Island, which is exposed to the Southern Ocean. This film footage, taken at Papatowai in South Otago, shows surfers Daniel Kereopa of Raglan and Doug Young of Canterbury riding waves taller than 12 metres.

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Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, 'Ocean currents and tides - Waves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

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