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

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

Mark Leary's latest work deviates sharply from the usual surf photography portfolio, celebrating as it does the commonplace, everyday aspects of surfing instead of monster swells and awesome barrels. Chris Preston chats to him about moments captured.

As the Campbell brothers wrap up a European shaping tour, Mark Sankey discovers Bournemouth's hidden Californian connection, and why old designs aren't necessarily retro. Photos and design by Alexa Poppe

Mark Sankey and Alexa Poppe discover Autumn's aquatic gifts in a late September road trip spanning France and Spain. Words: Mark Sankey. Photos and Design: Alexa Poppe

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

Surfboards come in all shapes and sizes, but none quite so unusual as the Meyerhoffer Peanut. Is this revolutionary design born of genius or madness? Chris Stevens finds out. [Photos 1, 3 & 8 by Chris Stevens; 4 & 7 by Nick Allen]

Following the demise of Clark Foam, 'eco' boards and alternatives to petro-chemical products have been the focus of developments in surfboard technology. Words: Mark Sankey Photos: Alexa Poppe

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

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.

From Gerry Lopez to machine shaping and the retro scene, Tim Stafford chews the fat with UK surf veteran - and mighty leader of the Foam Asylum - Nigel Semmens


Europe Chapter One: Andrew Cotton & Alan Stokes Trailer

July 28, 2014 |  Words By:

The first chapter in a Vito Sport Europe series: Andrew Cotton and Alan Stokes catch early season waves in Hossegor and Capbreton, France.

Lego from down below

July 24, 2014 |  Words By:

Lego_thumb4.8m pieces of Lego confined to a watery grave in 1997 after toppling off the top of a container ship have been reappearing on beaches across England.
The Tokio Express was about 20 miles off Land’s End on its way to New York when it was struck by what was described as a “once in a 100-year wave”. The ship stayed afloat but, as it listed, 60 containers slipped out of site and into the murky English Channel.

#TBT Darrick Doerner

July 24, 2014 |  Words By:

The original big wave pioneer and tow-in surfing legend. Double D shows us how it should be done!

Secret surf contest 2014: Россия*

July 23, 2014 |  Words By:


Every year, Nixon organise one of the wildest and remote surf competitions on the planet.
Ten of the best European surfers are invited to an unknown surf destination, to battle against their own fears & human limits without the pressures of the public or the press.
This year the covert contest was hosted in the barren wilds of Kamchatka, *Russia.

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.