New Zealand

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New Zealand is located 1,000 miles southeast of Australia, and is composed of two large islands (North Island and South Island), each trimmed with hundreds of surfing spots, including several world-class point- and beachbreaks. The lush variegated New Zealand coastline runs for more than 3,200 miles. Weather conditions throughout the country are mild and moist, with air temperatures ranging from ...

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