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Punta Huanchaco

Punta Huanchaco became a World Surfing Reserve in October last year due to the two thousand year old wave riding and seafaring history. Here's an insight into ...

Pikerust

Pikerust is Chris Bisson's blog of his own illustrations and general curios. These illustrations are inspired by the environment of Chris's home county of Corn...

Hulls, Hulls, Hulls

For the last two years Alex Rowse has ridden only displacement hulls, except for the odd log on small days. In between being a director of A-Side Design and be...

Rumbles from the woodshed

After being inspired by Tom Wegner's hollow plywood alaia, dubbed the Tuna, Mark Roberts set about creating an alaia with his own unique board building method ...

Here’s Johnny…

Johnny Abegg is a free thinking film maker and former WQS journeyman, who likes to take an unconventional path through life.(more…)...

Obeche

Paulownia is arguably the best and currently the most popular wood for alaias and paipos, but here in Europe it’s difficult to source and expensive.The anci...

Bonzers take Europe

This spring, Malcolm Campbell will be heading to Europe for an extensive shaping tour. • Portugal, 13-22 May (contact Manila Surfboard Design at [email protected]...

West country colours

Steve Plydell-Pearce (aka Steve PP) is an impressionist artist and former animator living an envious lifestyle by the beach in Woolacombe – painting and surfing...

Freshly peeled

Launching a new company when the global economy was languishing in the depths of a recession might not have been the most sensible business plan, but Peeler’s A...

A rhino’s tale

The recent spell of good waves and almost arctic conditions has been the perfect chance to try out my new super winter wetsuit. Its inaugural surf was an approp...

“___”

Johnny Abegg, the free-surfing, free-thinking, filmmaking whizz whom I spoke with this summer for Drift has now turned out a new film project, “___”, which he’s...

Ricardo y Ricardo

When planning last year’s winter escape to Panama, we (misguidedly) thought that Heathrow airport would be quiet on Christmas day. But the hoards of other trave...

Board Shorts

An evening of surf-related short films by independent makers showing the rich variety in British surf culture went off in style down at Falmouth’s Tremough Camp...

The search

Let me take you back to early Spring 2002, if my memory serves me correctly… I had timed a day off work to coincide with a good swell, but when the day and the ...

Indian summers

Southwest France is famous for its late Indian summers – long hot days, surfing in boardies, morning offshores, early autumn swells and evenings spent sipping r...