Story: Lifesaving and surfing

Big-wave surfing

Although the best big-wave surfing is in Hawaii, New Zealand also has some huge surf, notably at Papatowai in South Otago. The thrills offered by monster waves are strictly for experienced and daring surfers. Champion Daniel Kereopa and Doug Young take on the challenge.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - Surfing: 1970s to today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006