Follow Alexandra Gossink as she uncovers the true Morocco. www.ilovetheseaside.com Photo credits: Geert-Jan Middelkoop, Martijn Lansdaal & Alexandra Gossink

The Sunshine Coast. Home to some of the world's most accomplished surfers, including marquee names like Julian Wilson and Mitch Coleborn. As a result, the region is fast becoming a breeding ground for some of the most progressive young surfers that Australia, and the world, has ever seen.

Rebel wave riders on a mission to enlighten the Western world to the true culture of the Middle East, blakkbox redefine the notion of surfers as beach bums who only care about the next wave. Photos: Cole Estrada & Anthony Allen

Al Knost is one of the best sliders around and has a close connection with a scene far removed from the modern marketplace hustle. Ryan Tatar tracked him down with his project partner Tyler Manson and gave us an insight into their freshest work. Words: Ryan Tatar Photos: Jamie Bott & Tyler Manson

Dane Peterson and Belinda Peterson-Baggs recently travelled to Indonesia with aid supplies that are still much in demand nearly four years after the tsunami... Words: Belinda Peterson-Baggs Photos: Dane Peterson; Adam Kobayashi

James Bowden recently explored the farthest shores of the British Isles, taking nothing more than his van, good friends and good expectations. He recounts his journey through the lens...

Chris Preston interviews Sydney's Matt Chojnacki. His surfing may be heavily influenced by the glories of the past, but to tag him as just another retro dude is missing the mark. Words: Chris Preston. Photos: Matt Johnson / thesealife.com.au

Kye Fitzgerald recounts the tale of the unusual return of Bobby Owens' magic board. Photos: Mark Onorati, Aitionn

Follow cameraman Mike Lacey as he takes on Hawaii. An amazing collection of photos from the spiritual home of surfing. www.mikelaceyphotography.co.uk

When it comes to surfcraft there's a newcomer making waves. Drift discovers the new world of handplaning with Cornwall's finest craftsmen. Words: Clare Howdle

In early 2008, longtime buddies Billy Hume, Jeff Myers, Joey Carter and Ben McBrien got together for a trip off the beaten track trip in search of waves and adventure. They headed for the icy waters of Alaska... Words: Jeff Myers Photos: Nick LaVecchia


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Winners Announced: SUNDRiED T-Shirt and Sunglasses combo


September 22, 2014 |  Words By:

sundired_thumbCongratulations to the winners who were picked at random and are announced below.
Drift has teamed up with SUNDRiED to offer readers a chance to win a super-cool organic T-Shirt and Bamboo Sunglasses combo. We have two sets to give away worth £145 each so don’t delay
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Pay to surf as Gold Coast takes on water rage


September 22, 2014 |  Words By:

gold_coast_thumbSurfers in Australia’s Gold Coast could be charged to hit the waves and further fined for breaking rules if a city council ‘surf management’ plan gets the green light.
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11k Electric powered surfboard


September 22, 2014 |  Words By:

radinn_thumbDon’t live near the sea? Never fear as Swedish manufacturer Radinn have developed an electric powered surfboard for use on lakes and rivers (or the sea) and it is a snip at just £11,000 (€15,000/$20,000).
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William Aliotti | #INDONESIA


September 19, 2014 |  Words By:

indo_thumbIt’s been a big a year for William Aliotti. Nicaragua, New Zealand, Fiji, Ireland, Maldives, Russia, United Kingdom (and of course France), the young Caribbean surfer has definitely added a couple thousands miles to his Frequent Flyer card…
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Last chance to save: The World is on Sale with British Airways


September 19, 2014 |  Words By:

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Still looking for the perfect getaway? The World is on Sale with British Airways!

There’s great flight and holiday offers to over 100 destinations across the globe, for travel until June 2015. Plan your next escape. Hurry, sale ends 23 September!
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Jordy Smith turns year around with win at the Hurley Pro


September 19, 2014 |  Words By:

asp_thumbSouth Africa’s Jordy Smith turned his year around after beating John John Florence and taking a last-minute win at the Hurley Pro, placing him at No. 11 in the rankings. Smith recently relocated to San Clemente and his local knowledge allowed him to pick the right waves in the final moments, stealing the lead from Florence. The final scores were 16.50 for Smith to Florence’s 15.87.
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Stormrider Surf Stories: Indonesia


September 18, 2014 |  Words By:

stormrider_thumbThe Stormrider series continues, this time with
a rich and diverse collection of surf tales from the world’s most wave-blessed archipelago, Indonesia.
From 1930s Kuta to today, via the discoveries of iconic waves in the 1970s, adventure, mayhem and mysticism abound. Along the way, shipwrecks, tsunamis, volcanoes, bombs, beatings, malaria and death are all cheated by an intrepid cast of trailblazers and chancers.
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#TBT Trestles, “Only Seventeen”


September 18, 2014 |  Words By:

trestles_thumbA look back at the now golden boy of the ASP tour, Trestles. The ex-military training ground was off-limits until 1971 when public access was finally granted. Prior to that surfing at Trestles was a game of Cops and Robbers with the US Marine department.
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