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I met up with Barney Chandler in Auckland then planned a ridiculous weekend of activities whilst driving down to Tauranga.

On the way down, we learned from Katie of the severe earthquake in Japan and how there was now a tsunami warning active for New Zealand. These guys lived right on the beach so quite a bit of time was spent checking the warnings and predictions prior to the expected arrival early morning.

The imminent threat passed, hit the beach and went for a great morning surf before cruising into town for brunch.

Brunch, Hot Chocolate, Muffin, Marsh Mallows, Tauranga, New Zealand

Tauranga, Sea, Surf, Island, Tauranga, New Zealand

Tauranga, Sea, Surf, Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand

The lifeguards had all descended on the town although had postponed their on the water competition in light of the earlier tsunami warning. Instead, we found they had taken over a section of the beach for some challenges on land.

Lifeguard Competition, Beach, Tent, Lifeguard, Tauranga, New Zealand

Before heading off, grabbed the camera to quickly get a few more photos of the beach we were surfing at.

Beach, Driftwood, Surf, Tauranga, New Zealand

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