Whangamata, New Zealand
Whangamata is a small coastal town in the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand where the photographer spent a lot of time growing up. Known for its surf break and pristine white sand beaches, it’s a small town paradise typically only frequented by locals. There are many islands surrounding the main beach, the most famous being the one pictured. Known as Donut Island as it has a secret internal beach, only accessible by kayak or small boat that opens up to the sky through a hole at the top.