Stop number 3 New Zealand!
Where: South west tip, North Island New Zealand.
When: April autumn and chilly!!!
Where to eat: Oakura pub, beer on tap, nice n warm.
Where to go out: The local boardriders club at Fitzroy beach pumps, and after club 55.
After popping into the sou-west tip of the north island of New Zealand half way through last year and having a ball at the snow, in the surf and in a Zorb, (giant blown up ball you ride down a mountain, the things we do for fun ay) I was excited to go back to New Zealand for this new and exciting stop on the ASP Women’s World Tour! When young rookie Paige Hareb qualified for the tour in 2009 and then again in 2010 her and her parents could not think of a better spot to hold a WT event then the place she calls home Taranaki as it is a place that has been so good for her surfing!
With reefs, beachies and beautiful scenery New Zealand cannot be surpassed for abundance and variety, even if the population of people is surpassed by that of sheep…
Here is the sunset overlooking the infamous smoke stack and 'sugar loaves' in Taranaki: