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

A surfer from Noosa's sun drenched shores obsessed with the dark world of gothic horror, Jai Lee's personal struggles and addiction to noseriding have twisted his creativity. Words: Chris Preston Photos: Thomas Robinson (pp 1&3), Andy Staley (pp4)and Dane Peterson

Highs and lows in Morocco. Photos and words by Dan Crockett.

Co-founder of the original Aussie counter-culture surf bible, Tracks, and director of 'Morning of the Earth', Alby Falzon lives up to his reputation as the spiritual father of the alternative surf lifestyle. Words: Jair Bortoleto Photos: Courtesy of Alby Falzon

Tyler Warren's star is burning bright; his images feature prominently in magazines and his name's on everyone's lips right now, yet he pilots a steady course through the hype. Words: Chris Preston Photos: Kyle MacLennan

A shaper with a real passion for his craft, Tyler Hatzikian has consistently refused to compromise the quality or the integrity of his work in order to make a quick buck. He talked to Drift about nose-riding, refining longboard design and his reluctance to take the limelight. Words & photos: Jamie Bott

Joe Curren is the surfing equivalent of old growth, his style in the water and behind a lens is deeply rooted, contemplative and quietly powerful. Jair Bortoleto caught up with Joe to talk about family, travel, and shooting analogue in the digital age. Words: Jair Bortoleto Photos: Joe Curren

Using locally sourced timber and having designed a manufacturing process that minimises waste, Mike LaVecchia of Grain Surfboards has cornered the market in beautiful, sustainable wooden boards. And the best bit? They ride like a dream. Photos: Nick LaVecchia

The Mentawais have given a lot to surfers; now it's time to give something back. Kate and Luke Gerson celebrate the beauty of these islands and highlight the continued need for aid following the recent earthquake.

Hidden away in a Falmouth boatyard among the classic lines of traditional timber ships is an unusual surfboard factory: one in which the boards are finished with wood and natural oils. Here tradition meets modernism. This is Glass Tiger. Words: Mark Sankey Action photos: Kirstin Prisk Other photos & design: Alexa Poppe

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


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…

Last chance to save: The World is on Sale with British Airways

September 19, 2014 |  Words By:


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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.

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.

#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.

Quarterfinalists decided at the Hurley Pro

September 18, 2014 |  Words By:

asp_thumbJohn John Florence surfed one of the most flawless heats in ASP history today, marking himself as the man to beat in the Hurley Pro. His near-perfect two wave total of 19.73 allowed him to easily dispatch Kelly Slater and Adriano De Souza, and stands as the highest two-wave heat total of the competition.

Mind-boggling performances as the Hurley Pro continues

September 17, 2014 |  Words By:

asp_thumbAfter four consecutive lay days the Hurley Pro was back on, with the first eliminations being dealt. Excellent overhead surf allowed for lengthy rides, and saw some strong performances from Filipe Toledo, Gabriel Medina, and Kelly Slater, to set the tone for an event to remember.

Uncrowded beach breaks in El Salvador

September 16, 2014 |  Words By:

elsalvador_thumbWith the advent of Google Earth and GPS technology most of the good right hand point breaks in El Salvador have become crowded. Fortunately, the beach breaks that have previously been neglected are finally being appreciated.
Local Jorge Dominguez gives Drift the run down on the new hotspots that offer crowd-free, long beach breaks with room for all.