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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