Imagine the Southern Alps dropping straight down to the sea. A gentle river 

full of fish drains into a large sand rimmed bay stuffed with marine life. New Zealand 

Red Deer fill the gullies behind the bay. A tiny cabin sits next to the mouth of the river. 

The waves are pumping. Fueled by consistent southerly swell, three different point 

breaks, an A-frame reef and river-fed beach break offer waves for every ability level 

beneath the jagged peaks. The entire region is extremely remote and there are

multiple beaches, river mouths, reefs and points up for discovery via our

personal helicopter.

 

It’s not a fantasy. It’s a dream with a name. Big Bay, New Zealand. Located in remote 

Firodland, on the southwest coast of New Zealand’s south island, Big Bay might be a 

place that time forgot, but you’ll never forget Big Bay.

| photo: cody doucette     | hunter gatherer: xx     | location: big bay, new zeland 

| photo: cody doucette     | hunter gatherer: xx     | location: big bay, new zeland