raglan, new zealand.
i thought it wouldn't get much better than bali. i was wrong.
the legend of willis chin lived up to his title by introducing us to some friends of his who coincidentally had a place for all of us to stay in raglan. his friends turned out to be this amazing family who not only hosted us, but became great friends by the end of our stay. (shout out to jules, amanda, ella, and kobi). be on the lookout for some cute kids with a new zealand accent to be in the podcast soon.
our days in ragland consisted of surfing (of course the cameras weren't at the 'epic' session), hot tubbing (hands down best hot tub spot ever), star-gazing (because you can actually see them here), adventuring over cliffs to some big cliff jumping (60 ft!), seeing a big cliff where new zealanders sometimes dispose of their cars (no, for reals), hiking down to a waterfall (and then hiking up, which it turns out is not as cool as hiking down), driving on the left side of the road (which is scarier then it seems, especially on unpaved windy backroads), and of course, eating more amazing food (some of which ironically were kiwi fruits).
the consensus was that these were easily some of the best days off all of us in the switchfoot camp have ever had. back to asia!