Having spent a month in Byron Bay early during my journey people highly recommended to visit Raglan when in New Zealand and that is where I spent the last five days. It is famous for its surf beaches but is different from Byron bay in many ways: First and foremost there are far less people – so empty here – even though the high season is starting and then the sand is black and white.
But that did not make a difference at all when it comes to surfing. Staying at a backpacker hostel we packed our boards every day and made our way first to the “house” beach right in front and then the last two days a little bit further down the coast to a better spot. I can really recommend this place as it does not only provide for great surfing but also provides amazing spots for sunset photography.
Here are some of the photos I took over the last couple of days while enjoying the place: