The original seminal surf book Switch-Foot could be back in its third incarnation thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. It is nearly ten years (2005) since the first Switch-Foot book took to the surfing world, creating ripple effects wherever it went.

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

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

Chris Preston chats to longboard maestro Steve Walden about his disappointment with the lack of recognition for the longboarding scene, what makes the Magic model magic, and working with GSI. Photos: Jamie Bott

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

Drift catches up with multi-award winning photographer Lucia Griggi whose office is the ocean and who is one of the most respected surf photographers in a male dominated industry. www.luciagriggi.com

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 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

Quietly considered and eloquent, you might know of Nathan Oldfield through his films 'Lines From A Poem' and 'Seaworthy'. Surf Screen's Christiaan Bailey popped him a few duly thoughtful questions about creative motivations and the surf film industry. Photos: Nathan Oldfield

During December 1970 and January 1971, my father, my brother Duncan and I designed the first Bonzer. It was the beginning of an amazing journey. Words: Malcolm Campbell. Photos: Miguel Barreira

Rob Lion of Royal Surfboards and Paul Smith of Glide Surfboards in Cork, Ireland meet with Zephaniah Carrigg, purveyor of functional and beautiful surf craft, on a recent visit to the island. Photos: Danny O'Callaghan


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Swell Voyage


September 29, 2014 |  Words By:

salty_thumbThis is an article from Salty at Heart Magazine, a bi-annual inspirational surf/art culture magazine. Click here to learn more.
Our featured traveler for this issue is the lovely world traveler, environmentalist, surfer, Patagonia ambassador, and experienced captain and seafarer, Liz Clark. She has traversed thousands of miles of ocean waters aboard her 40-foot sailboat, Swell, and has come a long way from Los Angeles.
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The French leg of the ASP continues


September 29, 2014 |  Words By:

quiksilver_thumbThe Quiksilver Pro continued today for the last three remaining heats of round 2 and the opening four heats of round three, in three-to-five foot conditions at Les Gardians.
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World’s best take to the water as the Quiksilver Pro Continues


September 28, 2014 |  Words By:

quik_thumbThe second instalment of the Quiksilver Pro France got underway in pristine three-to-four foot conditions, for nine heats of round two. Some of the world’s best surfers took to the waves at Les Gardians in order to fight for a spot in round three.
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Big airs and big upsets at the opening day of the Quiksilver Pro


September 26, 2014 |  Words By:

asp_quiksilver_thumbIt was an exciting first day of competition at the Quiksilver Pro France, with quality performances and a handful of big upsets.
The world’s best surfers took to the lineup at Les Gardians in clean three-to-four foot conditions.
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SAS: New & vintage designs


September 26, 2014 |  Words By:

Sas_thumbA whole range of new and vintage products have been released by Surfers Against Sewage and are now available in the SAS Eco Surf Shop.
To support their community beach clean efforts and marine litter campaigns they’re launching an all-new Beach Guardian range. They have also reprinted some old-school classics! Already a member? Receive a 10% discount at checkout!
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Reef – Just Passing Through Spain & Portugal


September 25, 2014 |  Words By:

JustPassingThroughTake a two week journey through Spain and Portugal with some of Reef Europe’s finest ambassadors including Kepa Acero, Vincent Duvignac, and guest Nick Rozsa.
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#TBT Greg Noll reviews ‘Ride the Wild Surf’


September 25, 2014 |  Words By:

tbt_thumbTaken from Stacy Peralta’s film Riding Giants. Greg Noll lets rip into the 1964 romantic surf drama. Admittedly the special effects needed some touching up and Greg doesn’t hold back from letting them know, hurling such classic lines as “Man… It just makes me puke!”
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My Africa Is: Dakar Edition


September 25, 2014 |  Words By:

myafrica2_thumbA new three-part series that dives into Dakar and Senegal discovering new scenes in surfing, dance and satirical commentary.
My Africa Is, an independent documentary taking viewers beyond the headlines and inside the continent. This second edition focuses on Africa’s fast-paced metropolis Dakar.

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