Tim Conibear

Waves For Change

Tim Conibear, founder of HIV education charity in the townships of South Africa, was visited by a film crew from the US. They made the following short film abou...

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...

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...

Scar foot

There’s a scar on the instep of my left foot. It’s been there a while now, and I fear it’ll be there always for it’s quite unsightly. Actually, it was picked ou...

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 ...

Spreading the stoke

Contrary to popular belief, it gets cold in Africa, really cold. As the sun slips behind the mountain casting Muizenberg into deep shadow, the temperature d...

West Coast Africa

I find myself here, on the West Coast of Africa, alone in search of something different. With the predicted swell I could have gone east; J-Bay, Billabong count...