Over the Christmas break I took off on a road trip to the North Island of New Zealand with my friend Ben. Having spent most of my life chasing winters it was an eye opener to see all of the amazing beaches up north.We met loads of super friendly people both travelers and locals, who helped us along the way and gave us a bed to give us a break from our tents when we needed it. Thanks to Abby and Dan for hooking us up an awesome place for New Year and Ken, Cam and family in Opotiki.
We scored some some good surf at the start of the trip and as the swell dropped off we moved onto doing more mountain biking. If you're from the south Island and haven't explored the north during summer I couldn't recommend it enough!