Drift catches up with Portuguese genius photographer Hugo Silva, owner of www.undonephotos.com. Born on the south coast of Portugal in Portimão, Hugo now finds himself plying his trade near Lisbon in Carcavelos. His challenge has always been to capture the perfect swell, that one wave or the big manoeuvre.

Cyrus Sutton made an impression on the international film circuit with his 2003 breakthrough movie 'Riding Waves'. Now the EMMY award-winning documentary maker has turned his attention to the divergent surf scenes of Australia's Gold Coast and Byron Bay. Words: Tommy Leitch Photos: Courtesy of Cyrus Sutton

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

Drift checks in with Andrew Crockett following the release of the much-anticipated 'Switch-Foot II', a tribute to surfing's counter-culture.

Portugal has a massive open secret... Follow Matt Button to discover what is going down.

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

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.

Mark Sankey and Alexa Poppe head through Spain and Portugal in search of a surfing paradise.

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

Jimmy Newitt pays homage to one of South Devon's treasures - not a break but a surfer who stands tall in the crowd. Words: Jimmy Newitt Photos: Ollie Howe

A world away from the average commercial surf competition, pushy dads and nervous groms, generations share the stoke at a contest that celebrates the original Hawaiian spirit. This is truly a unique perspective in surfing. Photos: Yves S


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Two steps forward…


October 30, 2014 |  Words By:

rip_thumbA compelling take on rip currents. Sometimes your friend but unfortunately so often your enemy. This guy definitely makes an enemy, but remains good humoured throughout.
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Surfing super slow-motion


October 29, 2014 |  Words By:

slowmo_thumbAwesome video shot at an incredible 1000 frames per second and featuring a host of stars. Another epic masterpiece from the legendary cinematographer Chris Bryan.
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Surfing doesn’t only happen in the ocean, surf is where we find it.


October 29, 2014 |  Words By:

lakes_thumbGreat Lake surfing has been a carefully guarded secret for decades; times have since changed. The past few years have seen a flourishing surf community braving the harsh conditions to surf powerful wind swells in the freshwater seas of the cold north in America.
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Big waves from Peniche


October 29, 2014 |  Words By:

peniche_thumbA nice collection from Papoa in Portugal featuring the large swells in October.
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El Cristo de Salinitas: best place to learn how to ride waves with a SUP in El Salvador


October 28, 2014 |  Words By:

sup_thumbAfter two decades of being absent from El Salvador, I returned home in March 2012 and asked my brother Luis Dominguez to show me places with SUP potential. He took me to places that had empty lineups but with no solid swell happening. One of those places was Cristo de Salinitas in the province of Sonsonate, which traditionally has not been associated with surfing at all. The first day I took my SUP there, the waves were one to two feet, and they were fat, and rides were relatively very long, similar to Hilo Bayfront, a spot that I used to SUP when I was first introduced to the magic of Stand Up Paddle back in the Big Island, Hawaii.
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Don’t know your Back Flips from your Blow Tails or your Cut Backs from your Kerrupt Flips?


October 28, 2014 |  Words By:

tricks_thumbEven if you do, you should check this informative masterclass of trick technology. An enticing combination of the pros pushing themselves, some top video editing and a great tune make this film well worth your time.
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Lifeguard review after Newquay tragedy


October 27, 2014 |  Words By:

newquay_thumbThe lifeguard cover at Mawgan Porth beach near Newquay is to be reviewed after the tragic deaths of three surfers possibly caught in a riptide.
The RNLI lifeguard patrols run from March to September with clear signage warning sea users outside of this time.
The adults believed to be in their 40s and 50s were taken unconscious from the sea while four children also caught in the same accident managed to get out unscathed.
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Elusive Open of Surf 2014: Morris takes the title West


October 27, 2014 |  Words By:

elusive_thumbWith a big storm front hitting the UK and after an anxious few days leading up to the event, the organisers decided to re-locate the comp to Coney Beach.
As the incoming tide pushed around the harbour wall the swell started to increase offering a variety of sections for the competitors to put in some big moves. Early round stand outs included Jordan Reed, James Jones, Ingemar Cressey, Nathaniel James, Cieran Hughes, Joe Morris, Emily Williams & Libby Vernon.
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