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Surfing Piha Beach by Elise Manahan

Piha Beach in New Zealand offers breathtaking views and epic surf. (Elise Marie Photography)

Piha Beach in New Zealand offers breathtaking views and epic surf. (Elise Marie Photography)

Piha Beach, located on the west coast of the North Island, is famous for its black sand, epic waves and deadly undertows. Moving to either side of Lion Rock, a towering formation jutting out from the shore, visitors can watch surfers ride the waves or fishermen casting their lines into the salty waters. It is one of the stunning landscapes New Zealand is famous for, and a must-see for those visiting the country.