It’s quickly becoming the strongest tradition we have. Best mates spread thin across the world chasing individual dreams, reuniting once a year for an adventure. The mission each time is to chase swell, spend some quality time together and relive our younger years, and an eye-opening trip at the beginning of a new year usually ticks all of the boxes. We’ve made a habit of landing in a foreign country and immediately escaping away from the busy crowds and the routine of our everyday lives. Although our overseas rendezvous points over the years have been incredible, the lure of our home country, New Zealand’s South Island was too much to resist.