Read more by Paul Hersey
This handful of surf beaches are easy to access and, in the right conditions, a good place to learn to surf.
Surfing Aotearoa. © Derek Morrison
The half light of dawn is a most magical time to be on the coast.
This is one of my all-time favourite experiences.
Fear. It can be irrational. Paralysing. Occasionally insightful.
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I had travelled to a remote corner of Southland in search of uncrowded waves to ride.
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Visit for the famous Pancake Rocks at Punakāiki and stay for river rafting, hot pools, coastal walkways and intrepid mountain...
The wind swings half a compass and lifts.
I thought I was going to drown.