A wander along New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway was a soul soaking experience for many today but not because of rain.
A 3.8 metre high tide at 11.56am this morning, combined with a large swell and north westerly winds pushed the sea into the path of holiday makers and art lovers watching the stone carving symposium.
"It's more exciting than the carvers," said one onlooker as a group of sea-soaked tourists had their photo taken with a huge wave crashing over the rocks behind them.
MetService has forecast a fine day tomorrow before another large, wet and windy front arrives on Saturday night and stays for the rest of the weekend.
- Taranaki Daily News
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