Big wave, wet walk
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.
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