Thursday, November 27, 2014

New Zealands Surf Highway

New Zealand has a Highway deemed "surf highway". The shit load of surf breaks that are scattered out along the coastal highway, are all marked with nice signs. The towns are all small surf towns and With Coast line on one side and The Pointy Volcano, Mount. Taranaki on the other, we were really looking forward to this part of our trip. We slept at an incredible bowl just at the start of the highway. Woke up to a, no run taking, no surf surfing, wind. Howling and flapping our tents even in the bottom of the bowl.

    One of the best things and worst things about surfing, is the lack of control you have over the surf itself. It teaches you to be patient and appreciate it when you have it good, and not get upset when its shitty. We had both been looking forward to this part of the trip and had planned to spend days riding as many different breaks as our skills could handle, and here we are with more spots to hit in a hundred mile stretch, then we might ever have, And none will have surf able conditions for the next few days.
We stopped at a bunch of different breaks all along our drive, and although there wasn't any surf, we were just stoked to be there anyway. No complaints of our surf highway dreams blown away in the wind. We did get some fun surf in New Plymouth though....

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