Wish You Were Here: South Swell, South Island, The Land Under Down Under

by Owen James Burke

Scuttlefish writer Owen James Burke is currently rambling around New Zealand, living in a van (or soon to be) with a camera, surfboard and speargun in search of stories, waves and fish. We’re putting together a waterperson’s guide to the island nation, but meanwhile, we’ll be publishing stories and photographs, short updates along the way from the Yankee in Kiwiland. -CD

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Photo: Owen James Burke.

It’s true what they say about surfing in New Zealand: you find yourself almost begging for company. Almost. Another empty beach, another empty wave. Winter’s setting in here, and as the seasonal swells begin to arrive, there are even fewer people in the lineups now–especially along such remote spits of sand as this. -OJB

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