Westport has great surfing beaches! So if your keen to go for a surf let the crew know at Bazils (our preferred hostel) as they host surfing activity. If your not too sure how to surf and still keen to learn they also do surf lessons!
If your not really into surfing that's absolutely fine you can go paddle boarding or these an amazing walk you can do at Tauranga Bay.
Walks along Tauranga Bay
Buller Adventures ( Jet Boating)
Please see below a link that will tell you more about Westport's history.
West Coast Destination Information