Drift catches up with Portuguese genius photographer Hugo Silva, owner of www.undonephotos.com. Born on the south coast of Portugal in Portimão, Hugo now finds himself plying his trade near Lisbon in Carcavelos. His challenge has always been to capture the perfect swell, that one wave or the big manoeuvre.

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

Photographer Ben Thouard joins the Oxbow team aboard the Windward as they trawl pristine Pacific atolls in search of adventure, virgin waves and new opportunities.

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

Drift checks in with Andrew Crockett following the release of the much-anticipated 'Switch-Foot II', a tribute to surfing's counter-culture.

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

When it comes to surfcraft there's a newcomer making waves. Drift discovers the new world of handplaning with Cornwall's finest craftsmen. Words: Clare Howdle

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.

Looking to the future with an eye firmly on the past, Tom Wegener has reintroduced the transport of kings to surfing's elite. His boards are works of art, but it's his veg patch that really floating Tom's boat right now... Words: Tommy Leitch Photos: Jamie Bott

A sign on the 130-year-old pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea warns people not to jump off it. On a big surf day surfers make their way to the end of the sturdy 206 metre structure and jump like lemmings into the cold, murky North Sea. Words: Simon Palmer Photos: Ian Forsyth

From WQS warrior to independent filmmaker via a AUS$27,000 debt, Johnny Abegg has trod an unconventional path through life so far, and proves that a relentlessly positive outlook and upbeat character can see you through the toughest times... Words: Mark Sankey Photos: Johnny Abegg


Reef 5 to 1 Fin Fair goes off!


October 31, 2014 | Words By:

Reef 5 to 1 Fin Fair goes off!Saturday the 25th October saw the 2nd Edition of the Approaching Lines 5 to 1 Fin Fair, presented by Reef go off. On the morning that saw summer officially transition into winter, finned fanatics of all persuasions came together at Porthtowan, Cornwall for this one-day gathering celebrating the art of wave-riding and the humble skeg.

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Plans to convert derelict building into surfing hub


October 06, 2014 | Words By:

tassy_thumb2Tassy Swallow, a pro-surfer from Cornwall is planning to convert a run-down, abandoned military barracks into a state-of-the-art surf education project dedicated to the promotion and celebration of all things surf.
Tassy has developed the idea for the SurfHouse from her Surf Ratz club which she set up two years ago to help young girls develop self-confidence, a positive body image, and a strong sense of their individual identity through surfing.
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The Cruel & Curious Sea II


September 23, 2014 | Words By:

Cruel&Curious_thumbThe Cruel & Curious Sea art and photography exhibition is set to return to North Cornwall for its second year. The exhibition will feature work from photographers, illustrators, multimedia creatives and sculptors celebrating the myth and murk of the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Great White spotted off Cornwall?


September 15, 2014 | Words By:

shark_thumbThis footage was caught by fisherman Nigel Hodge around 20 miles out to sea from Falmouth. The film was reviewed by shark expert David Turner, who told The Sun: “The most likely candidate is a great white.” However The Telegraph’s expert has taken the polar opposite opinion declaring “a hundred percent not a white shark, but clearly a young basking shark evidenced by the shape, position of its fins and various other traits.”
Who do you believe?
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Charging the Barrel – Trailer


September 15, 2014 | Words By:

charging_thumbCharging the Barrel tells the thoughts and experiences of three surfers from Penwith in Cornwall.
The film looks into what it is really like as opposed to the tropical sex/sun/sea kissed “perfect wave” stereotype more commonly associated with surfing.
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The devolution will not be televised…


June 22, 2014 | Words By:

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After a cold Cornish dawn session, I sit watching perfect head high waves breaking from the back of my clapped out but faithful old van. I reflect on how my surf went, its strange how it always looks so much glassier than it actually is. Yeah, I had a few nice waves, even got a little cover up (I think), I looked about at the time to see if anyone noticed, but didn’t get much of a reaction from the other early risers paddling out.

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Seb Smart surfing Sumatra


April 08, 2014 | Words By: Howard

Seb Smart surfing Sumatra He’s a talented chap. And no one has told him to fcuk off back to England either! Which is always nice. Sorry…

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United surf film trailer


September 06, 2013 | Words By:

United Surf Film TrailerThe full trailer for the upcoming British surf film, United. Filmed in Devon, Cornwall and Costa Rica to showcase some of the UK’s top surfing talent. Featuring Stuart Campbell, Ben Haworth, Beau Bromham, Angus Murray, Jordan Reed, Ben Howey and more.

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