Road Trip to Raglan"). It wasn't exactly luxurious spending the middle of winter living in a van, but I had an amazing trip and scored some great surf. During my stay I met Dale, a nice man from Florida who was on holiday with his family. The morning these photos were taken, Jake, Dale and I were the only surfers in the lineup at Manu Bay (his son took the photos). Since the swell was so consistent, we were forced to paddle from the boat ramp on the inside because the jump rock and shoreline were too dangerous. It must have taken us 15-20 minutes to reach the lineup.