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Piha and Karekare NZ

I discovered Piha a couple of years back as I go to NZ a lot for work. Some clients suggested I take a trip out there and I repeated the journey last week with camera in tow. Turning off the road to go to Karekare was a very happy mistake. These two places are just astonishing. Karekare is just acres of flat black sand beach. Breathtaking place that surfers seem to know well. Piha seems more on the tourist trail but there's a reason for that - it's just divine. What an awesome country NZ is; just so beautiful.
Beautiful South Piha NZ.jpg
Beautiful South Piha NZ.jpg
From behind Lion Rock at Piha.jpg
From behind Lion Rock at Piha.jpg
Freezing cold games in the surf at Piha.jpg
Freezing cold games in the surf at Piha.jpg
Heading out at Piha.jpg
Heading out at Piha.jpg
Another in at Piha.jpg
Another in at Piha.jpg
Enough.jpg
Enough.jpg
Looking north at Piha.jpg
Looking north at Piha.jpg
Looking south at Piha.jpg
Looking south at Piha.jpg
Preparing for Piha.jpg
Preparing for Piha.jpg
The Black Sand beach at Piha.jpg
The Black Sand beach at Piha.jpg
Through the dune grass at Piha.jpg
Through the dune grass at Piha.jpg
Piha North.jpg
Piha North.jpg
Piha from the road above.jpg
Piha from the road above.jpg
Lion Rock from above Piha.jpg
Lion Rock from above Piha.jpg
Lion Rock at Piha.jpg
Lion Rock at Piha.jpg
Tyre tracks to the Lion.jpg
Tyre tracks to the Lion.jpg
Reflections of Lion Rock Piha NZ.jpg
Reflections of Lion Rock Piha NZ.jpg
Black sand ridges.jpg
Black sand ridges.jpg
Wind in the black sand at Karekare.jpg
Wind in the black sand at Karekare.jpg
Elements.jpg
Elements.jpg
Got to be a beach here somewhere.jpg
Got to be a beach here somewhere.jpg
Beach creek at Karekare.jpg
Beach creek at Karekare.jpg
Surfer jogs towards Karekare Beach.jpg
Surfer jogs towards Karekare Beach.jpg
Entrance to Karekare Beach.jpg
Entrance to Karekare Beach.jpg
Karekare Surf Club.jpg
Karekare Surf Club.jpg
Waiting on the dunes at Karekare.jpg
Waiting on the dunes at Karekare.jpg
Waiting.jpg
Waiting.jpg
Are you my dad.jpg
Are you my dad.jpg
Across the black sand at Karekare.jpg
Across the black sand at Karekare.jpg
Vast and open beach at Karekare.jpg
Vast and open beach at Karekare.jpg
Wild windswept and amazing.jpg
Wild windswept and amazing.jpg
Wind blows the black sand.jpg
Wind blows the black sand.jpg
Log buried in the black sand.jpg
Log buried in the black sand.jpg
Log buried II.jpg
Log buried II.jpg
Log Buried III.jpg
Log Buried III.jpg
Log Buried IV.jpg
Log Buried IV.jpg