Portugal has a massive open secret... Follow Matt Button to discover what is going down.

Ireland's fierce and unpredictable breaks have been valued by its home-grown big wave riders for some years now, but competition has been a long time coming. All that changed with the inaugral Mullaghmore Tow Session 2011. Conn Osborne got in harm's way to steal a photo essay.

Mark Sankey and Alexa Poppe head through Spain and Portugal in search of a surfing paradise.

Tucked away at the top of a hill near Gwenver beach in Cornwall, Skewjacks was the definitive 1970s surf camp. Drift took four of its founding fathers - Dicky, Harvey, Jamo and Mickey - to the pub and reminisced about good times gone by. Words: Jamie Bott Credit & thanks to Graham Shephard & Mel Sedgwick

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

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

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.

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

Chris Brunt chats to west Penwith's prodigal son and professional journeyman Sam Bleakley about his thirst for adventure and love of longboarding. [All photos by Chris Brunt.]

Two of the most influential people on the surf-inspired art scene, Jeff Raglus and Gerry Wedd have been making their mark on everything from surfboards to teapots since the 1970s. Thirty years later, they're still as productive as ever... Words: Tommy Leitch Photos: Jamie Bott

Meeting a legend is something few people have the opportunity to do. During a short stay in California last winter Dave Muir created his own luck in finding Skip Frye at home. He was welcomed in to take a look around. Words: Dave Muir Photos: Dave Muir and Skip Frye


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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Atlantic Bridge – Autumn


September 03, 2013 | Words By:

Atlantic Bridge - AutumnAtlantic Bridge are an acoustic guitar duo consisting of two surfing brothers from Cornwall playing indie, folk and rock.
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Cornwall through the eyes of…


July 12, 2013 | Words By:

Cornwall through the eyes of...Cornwall through the eyes of…is an art exhibition at Cafe Irie in Newquay with paintings by Lucy Smedley and photography by Alexa Poppe. The work on show is all inspired by the beautiful and ever changing landscape of Cornwall. The Exhibition opened on the 1st July and will run until the end of August. The opening night is on Friday 19th July.

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Ben Cook | Surfing Landscapes of Cornwall


April 23, 2013 | Words By:

A new book, Surfing Landscapes of Cornwall, by artist Ben Cook, takes the form of a sketchbook, and contains over thirty unidentified drawings of surf spots, or Surfing Landscapes, in Cornwall.

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Cornwall Movember @ Carnmarth Hotel


November 23, 2010 | Words By:

Get your freak on for a good cause at the Cornwall Movember bash this Saturday 27th November.

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What lies beneath


March 04, 2010 | Words By: Katy

opener2I seem to have  missed a lot of the decent swells this winter. I swear there’s been a recurring pattern of good waves during the hours of 9-5, then as soon as the weekend swings around so does the wind. Or it’s flat. Or choppy. You get my drift.
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