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Surfing stories to inspire and educate

Hanno Windisch

From the North Shore to Northern Ireland

Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing. Home to Pipeline, Waimea, Oahu’s North Shore, Jaws - some of the most iconic surf and big wave spots on the planet. A tropical island paradise, mystical, volatile and ancient.Northern Ireland with its dramatic cliffs, cold seas, raw and wild. No less ancient, mystical or beautiful but a world of difference away....

The Irish surf entrepreneur tearing up the rule book

"Everything doesn’t have to happen immediately,” announces a cheerful Ricky Martin. He’s referring more to the pace of life on the North Coast along with the importance of getting things right with his product design although with Skunkworks, his new surfboard company, things have definitely been happening fast....

North Men the Competitive Champion: Andrew Hill

You haven’t lived if you haven’t surfed,” declares Andy Hill matter-of-factly. He seems genuinely taken aback when asked why someone should learn, the look on his face suggesting that this is an existence he just cannot consider...

What is a winter in England?

A Winter in England is a scratchy wool jumper pulled up over your snotty nose. Your knitted hat hugging low, restraining your wind enticed hair....
pissing in the wind

Pissing in the wind

The almighty, indomitable force of nature is all too evident. A casual waft through the broadsheets will usually uncover at least one tale of flooding, earthqua...

The best of a good year…

From sinking subways to surfing Snowdonia, it has certainly been an epic year for surf as a whole and not least for us over at Drift.We would like to wish a...

Northern Swell

Anyone who has been following the cold water surfing scene, knows that Canada is certainly one of the hot spots. While the most reliable breaks may be found fur...

Why are we slightly obsessed?

Hailing from one on Britain’s largest remaining forests and buffering up to the south coast swells of Highcliff and Bournemouth it comes as no surprise that they are obsessed...