Travel

Surf travel all over the world

Signs

We should have seen the individual events as omens, portents of the approaching storm, nature’s way of warning there’s trouble ahead. First a flip lost its flop...

Mundaka memories

Watching the Mundaka contest recently had me casting my mind back to my first sighting of that fabled sandbar way back in 1978.(more…)...

Onwards to Galicia

Over a week and probably 1,000 miles have passed since my last rambling, time which has seen Spain, my first published piece in the Guardian and my birthday com...

Zarautz working

Turquoise turned to jade green which merged with a deeper grey-blue sliding into seafoam green fragmenting into golden yellow, duck-egg blue and a cool fathomle...

Poor old Neil

It’s a momentous day today: we threw caution to the wind and had our first non-van dining experience and ordered Steak Frites in Eauze town square as we broke t...

Leaving town

“Remember how long you’ve been putting this off, how many extensions the Gods gave you and you didn’t use them... there is a limit to the time assigned you, and...

Heaven on a stick

Surfing and parenthood, or in my case fatherhood, may seem an odd topic to choose to open my contributions to Drift. But sooner or later it will catch up with m...

Water technique

Painting in watercolour and riding a wave are activities connected within the same essence – making art with water. (Words by Luciano Burin – read this article ...

Those Bagus Days

After my planned trip to the longboard heaven of Costa Rica had to be aborted for various reasons, I found myself on a plane heading for Bali.(more&hellip...

Rose Tinted

Halcyon days. Summer daze. Our rose-tinted paraphrase for that lustful glaze of memories, praise for a sun that - as the air's chill picks at our bones - always...

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...

I Do Nostia

When I first came to Donostia (or San Sebastián in Spanish) in the late eighties I never imagined that one day I’d call the Bella Easo* home. (more…)...

Hells Bells… SHARK!!!

Still striving to improve my surfing I jumped on a plane from Indo to Australia touching down in Melbourne. Buzzing from the Indo experience, I was on a mission...

Yin & yang

She's a fickle mistress the sea. And like the worst of them, when you've had enough and are ready to walk away, she'll draw you right back in, only deeper than ...

Surf at Work

With A-level results looming, this week's airwaves have been sagging with the doom and gloom of how hard young people are being hit by the 'recession' or as I p...

Quality people

I recently started au-pairing for a little bit of extra income. During the quiet months in Knysna I make an effort to source an out-of-the-ordinary challenge to...