Drift speaks to Jim Heimann - cultural anthropologist, graphic design historian and author of a new publication TASCHEN's 365 Day-by-Day Surfing - a collection of vintage photographs and art works that will have you waxing nostalgic for bygone beach vibes.

Self-confessed board hoarder Chris Preston expounds the delights to be found within his tardis-like garden shed, and explains how he came to favour the quiver approach to surfing. Photos by Jamie Bott [except no.3].

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

A road trip around the Scottish coastline reveals all of the anticipated joys along with a few unexpected pleasures. Words and Photos: Jonathan Barattini

A tale of surfing reefs in South Africa, but not knowing what you get yourself into. Drift contributor Tim Conibear points a finger at localism and finds three more pointing right back. Photos: Mike Reich

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.

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

We're all aware of Rio de Janeiro and its most famous charms - the football, carnival, Sugarloaf, Copacabana, Caipirinhas, the girls, the parties - but what of the city's surfing and the culture associated with it? Drift checks out the stand out characteristics of 'the marvellous city'! Photography: Benoit Fournier / www.benoit-fournier.com

In Senegal the deserts of North Africa meet the jungles of the tropics. It's an open–minded Islamic country of many cultural experiences and idiosyncrasies; it's also one of the safest and democratic countries in Africa. And of course there's the surf... Words: Mark Sankey Photos: Alexa Poppe

Drift caught up with big-wave surfer Carlos Burle on home territory in Brazil to find out why he considers big-wave riding to be a playground for the few who have earned the privilege. Photos: Al McKinnon

Meet Nick Blair of Joistik Surfboards, whose distinctive decal gets a regular flashing as some of the Gold Coast's best surfers do their thing. Photos & words: Mat Arney


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The quest for the last German wave


November 25, 2014 |  Words By:

germany_thumb3Most surfers dream of being the first to discover that perfect wave with nobody around to ruin it. But in a time when almost every phenomena in the western world is documented, and every surfable wave surfed, the chances of this dream becoming a reality rarely exists.
Step in Ira Mowen, originally from Santa Cruz but now a Berlin resident who has discovered one last untouched treasure. A beautiful, crisp, unspoilt, virgin wave which remarkably comes from a land without an ocean – this wave has never been surfed, let alone documented.
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MCTAVISH – ‘Dedicated to the Craft Series’ Episode two: Christian Barker


November 25, 2014 |  Words By:

dedicated_thumbCompelled to spend his entire life riding waves Bob McTavish started building surfboards in 1962. Today, over 50 years later, his vision is alive and well at the McTavish Factory in Byron Bay, Australia.
This collection of portraits gives a glimpse into the people and moments that are … dedicated to the craft.
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Nate Behl: All Day


November 24, 2014 |  Words By:

behl_thumbRay Wilcoxen and Nate Behl wrap up their Indonesian tour with a bang as they take on a classic Mentawais monster righthander.
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One Billion Rising


November 24, 2014 |  Words By:

rise_thumbThe photos in this piece were taken on a beautiful summer day on Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. A bunch of compassionate surfers paddled out together to stand up to violence against women and bring awareness to the issue, both locally and globally.
According to a statistic released by the UN, one in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
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Surfing Munich’s English Garden


November 21, 2014 |  Words By:

eisbach_thumbThe Eisbach river in Munich is famed for its surfing and as a result the Germans are considered the forefathers of the standing wave. Some 10,000 boarders are believed to have hit the landlocked hotspot for their slice of the action with at least 1000 regulars. Kayakers are also known to get in on the shallow cold action and it isn’t unknown for the odd fracas to break out as it is generally considered for surfers only!
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Buzzing on ‘Surf Culture’ | BBSF 2014


November 21, 2014 |  Words By:

byron_thumbFilmed at Byron Bay Surf Festival – three days of music, art, crafts, film, lifestyle, tipi markets, shaper displays and a whole array of activities from woodwork fin and hand plane workshops to free beach yoga & pilates classes, health and fitness presentations, indigo tie dye board bag making and surf literature talks, book launches, discussion panels, interviews, short film comps and freestyle surf sessions proved delectably exhausting.
There was a hell-of-a-lot going on which created a buzz in town that lasted well beyond the festival weekend.
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#TBT Severn Bore 1975


November 20, 2014 |  Words By:

severn_thumbAnother Thursday delve into the archives, this week with a traditional English masterclass on bore surfing shot way back in 1975.
The Severn bore has the third biggest tidal range in the world at nearly 50ft wide, surpassed only by two bores in Canada. When all of the elements align the height of the wave has been known to reach a whopping 6ft.

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Serie Waves Surfart


November 20, 2014 |  Words By:

tom_thumbSerie Waves are a collection of works by Brazilian artist Tom Veiga transmitting feelings of wind and sea, the warmth of the sun and the movement that waves transmit.
Veiga was born in Curitiba in Southern Brazil but now plys his trade on the south coast of Santa Catarina. The draw of the sea and the outdoors has always been a big feature in his life. Fortunately his talents have not gone unnoticed and he can name such marques as Billabong and Reef in his client list.
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