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Tawharanui

Tawharanui beach

Northland

Luke, 9

Surfers wait for the perfect wave. Skim boarders glide over the shallows. The rocks provoke the waves. The sea rushes upwards. Beautiful blue crabs scuttle and threaten. Their enormous pincers wave. Seagulls crow for food. Shiny blades of gorse bend under people's feet, cutting into the skin. Howls of pain. Picnics are set up. Life at the beach.

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