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.

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

A profile of shaper Chris Jones: If you surf sooner or later you’ll end up at Chris Jones’ door. Who else can offer you fifty years of shaping experience? Who else was there at the beginning? CJ, legendary shaper/surfer, rugby fanatic, pasty connoisseur is this morning sanding down a vintage Tiki for restoration.

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

Dane Peterson and Belinda Peterson-Baggs recently travelled to Indonesia with aid supplies that are still much in demand nearly four years after the tsunami... Words: Belinda Peterson-Baggs Photos: Dane Peterson; Adam Kobayashi

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

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

In early 2008, longtime buddies Billy Hume, Jeff Myers, Joey Carter and Ben McBrien got together for a trip off the beaten track trip in search of waves and adventure. They headed for the icy waters of Alaska... Words: Jeff Myers Photos: Nick LaVecchia

Rebel wave riders on a mission to enlighten the Western world to the true culture of the Middle East, blakkbox redefine the notion of surfers as beach bums who only care about the next wave. Photos: Cole Estrada & Anthony Allen

Highs and lows in Morocco. Photos and words by Dan Crockett.

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


StRaNGe Beautiful LIFE – Episode 13: Drifting Sands

November 28, 2014 |  Words By:

strange_thumbFollow Alan Stokes and filmmaker Tim Davies on their latest adventure, this time sticking a bit closer to home…
“It was a good summer by British standards but that’s not asking for much in Old Blighty most of our summers are plagued with rain cold winds and more rain, you can not find a sturdier wind break anywhere else in the world.”

09 Santander Surf Film Classic

November 27, 2014 |  Words By:

santander_thumbThe 2014 Santander Surf Film Classic kicks off in December with a varied and exclusive line up of film and surfing characters.

2014 Posca British National Surf Championships

November 26, 2014 |  Words By:

surfgb2_thumbA video roundup from the British National Surf Championships event held at Fistral Beach, Newquay on 8-9 November 2014. This exhilarating & high octane competition had some 70 entries competing in the men and women’s open, seniors, masters and the veterans categories.
The contestants were treated to some tricky weather with wintery conditions, a good sized swell and a bitter driving wind.

An unsurfed monster wave in Europe?

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.

Win Cotty’s Wetsuit

November 25, 2014 |  Words By:

win_thumbWIN a Tiki 6/5/4 Hooded Zepha, as worn by team rider Andrew Cotton for his winter big wave adventures in the fearsome waves of Nazare and Mullaghmore.

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.

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.

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.