Wish You Were Here: Somewhere Along State Highway 1, South Island, New Zealand

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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No one out but the seals at sunrise. Photo: Owen James Burke.

This nameless wave in front of the campsite was breaking all night long. The swell faded throughout the morning, but there were still a couple of good hours after daybreak. Cold, yes. But this is how you beat the crowds. –OJB

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