otherplans.typepad.com > New Zealand

« Back to New Zealand

Punakaiki coast

Punakaiki coast

I was intrigued when I heard beforehand that this coast on the northwestern side of the South Island rivaled the Monterey Peninsula in California for natural rugged beauty. In my mind there's no question that Punakaiki surpasses it. Waves built up rapidly in perfect lines and were easily 10 ft. in height. The mystery was the lack of surfers.

Permalink