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A collection of solo travels through New Zealand's northern regions during the last month and a half of Spring. 👉🏼Hit the link in my bio for the full edit👈🏼
A collection of solo travels through New Zealand's northern regions during the last month and a half of Spring. 👉🏼Hit the link in my bio for the full edit👈🏼
Perched on top of the southerly tip of Piha, looking down on the lineup  hooting and hollering eachother into some epic waves. Swipe to see the dramatic effect a clean up set had on the lineup. 🏄🏼
Perched on top of the southerly tip of Piha, looking down on the lineup hooting and hollering eachother into some epic waves. Swipe to see the dramatic effect a clean up set had on the lineup. 🏄🏼
Post surf beers with a roadie for the walk up Lion Rock. Looking down on some bold lines coming in from the South West and getting in some drone practice w/ @killahjames 🍻
Post surf beers with a roadie for the walk up Lion Rock. Looking down on some bold lines coming in from the South West and getting in some drone practice w/ @killahjames 🍻
When the wind swings around to the West, all you need is a pulse of swell for the East Coast to fire. Hoping Surf God Huey is blessing everyone this festive season 🙌🏼
When the wind swings around to the West, all you need is a pulse of swell for the East Coast to fire. Hoping Surf God Huey is blessing everyone this festive season 🙌🏼
Iron rich sand; black from the ancient volcanos in the area, creates a reflective surface unlike anything I've seen on any coastline in the world. Partnered with a cliff line which has been eroding away for years, home to one of a few gannet colonies in the country. Welcome to New Zealand's West Coast, my spiritual home.
Iron rich sand; black from the ancient volcanos in the area, creates a reflective surface unlike anything I've seen on any coastline in the world. Partnered with a cliff line which has been eroding away for years, home to one of a few gannet colonies in the country. Welcome to New Zealand's West Coast, my spiritual home.
North Piha is a mysterious place. Like the sibling that lives in the Lion's shadow of it's more celebrated southern relative. Despite its lack of notoriety, it's a star in it's own right.
North Piha is a mysterious place. Like the sibling that lives in the Lion's shadow of it's more celebrated southern relative. Despite its lack of notoriety, it's a star in it's own right.
Active gannets at this time of year means the offspring are either incubating, hatching or taking their first precarious steps out of their cliff top nest while either of the parents are out fishing. The warm, gentle summer months provide the perfect nursery grounds for these coastal birds to build up enough strength to fly across to Australia come winter time.
Active gannets at this time of year means the offspring are either incubating, hatching or taking their first precarious steps out of their cliff top nest while either of the parents are out fishing. The warm, gentle summer months provide the perfect nursery grounds for these coastal birds to build up enough strength to fly across to Australia come winter time.
Boasting historical Māori significance for its abundant bounty, Te Henga is a natural treasure. The setting for many solo adventures just like this one, it has captured my traveller's spirit since first arriving to this explorer's paradise. The combination of tide, wind, sky and surf means it is never the same twice, offering unique experiences each and every time I visit.
Boasting historical Māori significance for its abundant bounty, Te Henga is a natural treasure. The setting for many solo adventures just like this one, it has captured my traveller's spirit since first arriving to this explorer's paradise. The combination of tide, wind, sky and surf means it is never the same twice, offering unique experiences each and every time I visit.
The one and only in her traditional Finnish element. Summer cottage sauna followed by cooling off in the lake. Pretty perfect.
The one and only in her traditional Finnish element. Summer cottage sauna followed by cooling off in the lake. Pretty perfect.
Sitting in the lineup, being gifted front row seats to a once in a lifetime, pastel art exhibition. One that changes by the minute and is never to be recreated the same again.
Sitting in the lineup, being gifted front row seats to a once in a lifetime, pastel art exhibition. One that changes by the minute and is never to be recreated the same again.
Poised on the edge of a Croatian cliff top, knees shaking from the adrenalin this view created. After what seemed an age of scootering along remote dirt roads and bush bashing through rugged terrain on the hunt for the mysterious Red Rock cliff jumping spot, this boat was a rare sight of civilisation.
Poised on the edge of a Croatian cliff top, knees shaking from the adrenalin this view created. After what seemed an age of scootering along remote dirt roads and bush bashing through rugged terrain on the hunt for the mysterious Red Rock cliff jumping spot, this boat was a rare sight of civilisation.
Building left wondering but the view was sorted. Not bad for a quad bike pit stop; catch my breath, dry the hands and take in the vista.
Building left wondering but the view was sorted. Not bad for a quad bike pit stop; catch my breath, dry the hands and take in the vista.
First attempt at a short adventure film has sparked a new interest in moving pictures. The music makes this video, so I hope you have the volume on.
First attempt at a short adventure film has sparked a new interest in moving pictures. The music makes this video, so I hope you have the volume on.
Spring in New Zealand brings with it many unique adventure opportunities. Witnessing first hand the dramatic shift from Winter to Summer. From a quietly moody atmosphere to a perfectly temperate and sun stricken paradise that energises an entire country of adventurous people. Being in the middle of that powerful shift is a treat to behold.
Spring in New Zealand brings with it many unique adventure opportunities. Witnessing first hand the dramatic shift from Winter to Summer. From a quietly moody atmosphere to a perfectly temperate and sun stricken paradise that energises an entire country of adventurous people. Being in the middle of that powerful shift is a treat to behold.
This last 4 days of South West swell, North East winds and day light savings culminated in consecutive surf sessions lasting long after the sun dropped below the horizon. This place is a dream world and I couldn't be more fortunate to call it home.
This last 4 days of South West swell, North East winds and day light savings culminated in consecutive surf sessions lasting long after the sun dropped below the horizon. This place is a dream world and I couldn't be more fortunate to call it home.
Going solo back in Athens, I began my 2 week journey to Finland, not knowing how or when I would get there before my flight home. Just like so many things from this trip, I can confidently say it all worked out perfectly in the end. Welcomed by a beautiful Finnish native, taken to her summer cottage an hour outside of Helsinki where we enjoyed all the traditional Finnish joys that come with this quaint setting. After travelling through 14 cities, in 8 different countries, this was the perfectly minimal and deeply relaxing way to end a truly life changing European summer experience. To those who directly or indirectly helped make it what it was, I couldn’t be more grateful.
Going solo back in Athens, I began my 2 week journey to Finland, not knowing how or when I would get there before my flight home. Just like so many things from this trip, I can confidently say it all worked out perfectly in the end. Welcomed by a beautiful Finnish native, taken to her summer cottage an hour outside of Helsinki where we enjoyed all the traditional Finnish joys that come with this quaint setting. After travelling through 14 cities, in 8 different countries, this was the perfectly minimal and deeply relaxing way to end a truly life changing European summer experience. To those who directly or indirectly helped make it what it was, I couldn’t be more grateful.
Copenhagen; a creative and open minded environment where thoughts are allowed to flourish into ideas that continue to grow and craft this progressive, yet deeply historical city.
Copenhagen; a creative and open minded environment where thoughts are allowed to flourish into ideas that continue to grow and craft this progressive, yet deeply historical city.
Utilised by more than half the population, elevated bike lanes double as a runway for the Scandinavian fashion capital of Copenhagen.
Utilised by more than half the population, elevated bike lanes double as a runway for the Scandinavian fashion capital of Copenhagen.