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.

When the ‘Apocalypse Now’ film crew packed up and left the Philippine coastal town of Baler, they left one important item behind – a surfboard. More than 30 years on and this quiet backwater is home to a stoked crew of welcoming locals. Words: Mark Sankey Photos: Alexa Poppe

Portugal explodes onto the global big wave circuit with a handful of household names and a freakish wave canyon. Photos: Jorge Leal and Wilson Ribeiro.

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

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

Follow cameraman Mike Lacey as he takes on Hawaii. An amazing collection of photos from the spiritual home of surfing. www.mikelaceyphotography.co.uk

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.

Kye Fitzgerald recounts the tale of the unusual return of Bobby Owens' magic board. Photos: Mark Onorati, Aitionn

Drift caught up with big-wave surfer Carlos Burle on home territory in Brazil to find out why he considers big-wave riding to be a playground for the few who have earned the privilege. Photos: Al McKinnon

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

This isn't a shameless plug. This is an encounter with a British company doing something special with surfboards. While the industry is focused on the multi-buck movers and shakers parading their eco-wares, let's not forget our homegrown talent. Words: Howard Swanwick Photos: John Morgan and Jamie Bott


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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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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