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

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

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

Sean Mattison has a reputation as a designer, a coach, and a businessman. His competitive experience, retail background and knowledge acquired from testing hundreds of surfboards made him one of the most versatile surfers in California. Words: Rui Ribeiro.

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

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.

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

God Went Surfing with The Devil is a film by Alex Klein, which documents the war-torn region of Gaza. At a time when tensions are high, this film investigates the attitudes and aspirations of a small pocket of people where surfing removes socio-political divisions and lets the ocean carry their aspirations for peace.

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

Matt Rohrer shares some of the highlights of his conversations with Bay Area surfer Jimmy Holt, focal point of one of the few surfing photos to ever appear in National Geographic Magazine. Selected photos: Jim Shaw

Four compadres take a New Zealand road-trip in search of lefts in a volcano's shadow… All aboard the good ship Peterson Threebeard with Dano, Purcho, Mud and Johnny.


Find Your Love — Soul & Surf (and Win!)

July 22, 2014 |  Words By:

Soulandsurf_thumbFind Your Love is a new short film from Soul & Surf that is inspired by a David Hieatt poem which questions our life dreams and goals and what truly makes us happy.

For many years Ed & Sofie Templeton had a scrap of paper, torn from a clothing brand’s catalogue, pinned to their fridge with this poem on it reminding them that life is short, to seize the day and that taking risks is good.

Wild seas and white lightning

July 21, 2014 |  Words By:


Even the legend that is Tom Curren thought the Goofies were going to go all the way but the South Atlantic had other plans.

Wilko blazed through ten-foot sets and on any other day, against any other surfer he would have been in the final, but the southern oceans were too much for backhand surfing.

Battle at the Bank

July 19, 2014 |  Words By:


Nate Behl, Dingo Morrison and Koa Rothman share a fun Mentawai right-hander.

SAS Raffle! Win £2,000 of Surf Kit & Perfect Waves!

July 18, 2014 |  Words By:


The SAS raffle is back and this time it is bigger than ever with prizes including £2000 worth of kit and be the first to ride the Bristol Wave Garden.
The draw takes place on 18 December so in perfect time for Christmas.

Still Swell at 85

July 17, 2014 |  Words By:


Possibly the worlds oldest competitive surfer Barry “Magoo” McGuigan is a lovable spirit with a profound message.

This great film explores Magoo’s perception of being involved with surfing since the advent of the sport and the deeply personal ways that surfing has shaped his philosophy to life.

#TBT Shaun Tomson’s Favourite J-Bay Surfers

July 17, 2014 |  Words By:


Another #ThrowbackThursday classic. Shaun Tomson’s all-time favourite J-Bay surfers: Paarman, Fitz, Occy, Curren, Slater, Parko

Droog79 & Elusive launch the ‘Black & White’ Collection

July 17, 2014 |  Words By:

Droog_thumbElusive the surf, skate, art, music & fashion brand has teamed up with talented illustrator Droog79 to release a brand new limited edition art inspired collection.

ASP JBAY 2014 – Go the Goofies!

July 16, 2014 |  Words By:

ASP_thumbAnother lay day at the ASP J Bay Open and we could all do with a breather. The ocean has no favourites we know that. Why yesterday you ripped but today you suck is a wonderful, infuriating mystery. At this year’s event it seems even the pros are getting a taste, too.