Travel

Surf travel all over the world

World Cup fever

Drift contributer Tim Conibear and South African champion free diver Hanli Prinsloo have just launched their Soccer Surf Road Trip blog.Taking an alternativ...

Surf tax

Everybody has to pay their dues some time or another. Whether you do so in small, regular installments or save it up for the mother of all beatings, like my fri...

Soul & surf

It’s amazing how busy you become when you retire. Leaving my company and my job behind as I set forth on this journey I naively imagined the vast expanses of ti...

West Coast Wilderness

Nestled on the west coast next to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Tofino is home to a small community with a rich cultural heritage, grounded in their am...

Enjoying the ash cloud

So for six days the earth spewed its guts and extended to us mere mortals a reminder that we are, and always will be, only human. The ash cloud’s gradual spread...

Desert Island Discs

It’s a relatively simple idea: you’re to be castaway on a desert island, and you must choose the eight records that you can have with you to while away the hour...

Localism

I’m a fairly fortunate surfer – I’ve very rarely encountered localism and even when I have, it’s been pretty mild and mainly down to people being ignorant of th...

Discovering Eden

On previous visits to Bali, my prejudice has kept me from visiting the Gili Islands off the northwest coast of Lombok. It's dubbed a travellers’ paradise, so my...

Follow the Rules

Tim Conibear eyes a South African set up, and fancies a go. Soon after he found himself examining his own approach and the outlook of the inner circle who patr...

Noosa round-up

“We have just experienced the best Noosa Festival of Surfing ever!” That’s what Bob McTavish said as he watched Noosa’s first point peel perfectly for hundreds ...

I spy…

You'll have experienced it if you've ever wandered a little way off the beaten track, and if you're carrying surfboards with you then it's a dead cert.Curio...

A day’s adventure

Water… check. Head lamp… check. Climbing gear… check. Camera… check. By mid afternoon, our backpacks were stashed with everything we needed for a memorable expe...

They paved paradise…

…and put up a parking lot.The inordinately long time between posts is testament to the surf-rich Bali lifestyle. We left India a month ago now and have been...

Fry up

After waking up not so unusually late, my mood dropped with the sound of the rain on the roof on my van. I was shooting the 4th annual Alley Fish Fry on Austral...

Dato!

The Datsun 120y.It's funny how something so insignificant can make a trip or period of time so memorable.(more…)...

Hooray for haolewood

I was a child when I first heard the name Bruno Lemos – he’s famous in Brazil for his annual coverage of the North Shore, and his photos have been featured in ...

What lies beneath

I 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 t...