Big seas off New Plymouth driven by Cyclone Dovi

One of the aftermaths of Cyclone Dovi after it passed over Taranaki on Sunday, February 13, 2022, were huge seas that broke in spectacular fashion along New Plymouth’s coastline.

Here’s some photos I took of the 5m surf as it pounded the Port Taranaki main breakwater and the reef off Kawaroa Park. The sheltering seagulls shot was taken near East End Reserve looking beyond to Fitzroy Beach.

The end of the Port Taranaki main breakwater.
Remnants of Cyclone Dovi darken the sky over the port.
A tugboat waits offshore from the port to escape the wave surges.
Seagulls shelter at East End. Fitzroy Beach has a big surf in the background.
Big seas hit the reef off Kawaroa Park.
A couple basks in sunshine to watch the waves off Kawaroa.
Another whopper wave smacks into the breakwater. The wave on the inside surges towards the harbour.
An innocent-looking sky off the New Plymouth coast as a strong sou’ easter pounds the city on a Sunday afternoon.

About Jim Tucker

Supposed to be retired, after quitting journalism teaching in 2013 (after 25 years, preceded by 22 years as a newspaper journalist and editor), but find myself busier than ever with various book projects, advising law firms, and writing articles for magazines like North & South and Live.
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