Even in summer Kohaihai Beach has a strong sense of isolation. It's off the beaten track and is without so many creature comforts. It lacks the major draw cards of the Glacier Region. But this is easily forgiven when you consider the lack of tourists with campervans, its' milder climate and the proximity to the Oparara Basin. The pastel tones and horizontal lines in this image convey a sense of tranquility but one would be foolish not be respect any West Coast beach. Standing in ankle depth water I was nearly swept off my feet by the rip.
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