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Lorde hits the waves in Raglan

The Kiwi songstress and her childhood friend make a day of it at Raglan's beaches
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Fresh from her stunning turn at the Met Gala in New York earlier this year, Lorde proved she could still enjoy the comforts of home with a road trip to Raglan’s picturesque surf beaches with childhood friend Tim Teesdale.

The pair made their first stop at rocky Manu Bay, where Lorde hung back and watched her pal catch a few waves. Later, they headed to the black sand of Ngarunui Beach, where Tim took a nap on Lorde’s towel while the Kiwi songstress headed into the water.

Wearing a royal blue bikini and with her shorter ‘do tousled by the sea, Lorde looked utterly relaxed as she took advantage of the last of New Zealand’s long summer. On Instagram, she had given fans a sneak peek of their journey with a shot of the gorgeous view from their road trip, captioning it, “God I love where I live”.

See more photos from Lorde’s beach road trip here

Fresh from her stunning turn at the Met Gala in New York earlier this year, Lorde proved she could still enjoy the comforts of home with a road trip to Raglan’s picturesque surf beaches.

The Kiwi songstress brought along childhood friend Tim Teesdale for the trip.

At their first stop at Manu Bay, Lorde wathced from the car for a few hours while her pal surfed up a storm.

Later, the pair headed to the black sand of Ngarunui Beach.

In an Instagram post about the trip, Lorde wrote: “Tim has been my friend since we were 13, he’s a nature wizard and a deep thinker, and he doesn’t talk a lot but pretty much everything he says is a poem.”

The ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ babe later hit the waves herself, wearing a royal blue bikini.

The singer looked relaxed and carefree as she splashed around in the waves.

Lorde, 19, was not wearing the cast she had been pictured with at the Met Gala earlier this month, which was signed by several celebs.

The Kiwi star soaked up the last of new Zealand’s summer sun with a lengthy dip in the sea.

Lorde – real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor – has been hard at work on a new album, which has fans in a frenzy as they wait for the follow up to her smash hit Pure Heroine.

The singer-songwriter is thought to be working with super producer Jack Antonoff for her second record.

The singer has been keeping busy since the release of Pure Heroine with work on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and a collaboration with British electronic duo Disclosure.

watch her performance of the song in the next video.

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Of Tim, Lorde wrote: “He also thinks most things I do are deeply uncool and, for that, I’ll probably love him forever.”

“They’re obviously very comfortable together. She was relaxing in his company,” an onlooker reported of the pair.

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