A profile of shaper Chris Jones: If you surf sooner or later you’ll end up at Chris Jones’ door. Who else can offer you fifty years of shaping experience? Who else was there at the beginning? CJ, legendary shaper/surfer, rugby fanatic, pasty connoisseur is this morning sanding down a vintage Tiki for restoration.

When it comes to surfcraft there's a newcomer making waves. Drift discovers the new world of handplaning with Cornwall's finest craftsmen. Words: Clare Howdle

Big-wave riding is an awe-inspiring experience, but what happens when things go wrong? In an exclusive extract from his new book, Al Mennie explains what it's like to survive the mother of all wipeouts.

Four compadres take a New Zealand road-trip in search of lefts in a volcano's shadow… All aboard the good ship Peterson Threebeard with Dano, Purcho, Mud and Johnny.

Mark Sankey and Alexa Poppe head through Spain and Portugal in search of a surfing paradise.

Tucked away at the top of a hill near Gwenver beach in Cornwall, Skewjacks was the definitive 1970s surf camp. Drift took four of its founding fathers - Dicky, Harvey, Jamo and Mickey - to the pub and reminisced about good times gone by. Words: Jamie Bott Credit & thanks to Graham Shephard & Mel Sedgwick

Mat Arney hooks up with some old friends to go feral on the Arabian Peninsula and hunt down some truly isolated swell. Words & photos: Mat Arney

Richard James and his brother Andrew recently finished shooting their first film, a surf trip of 30,000 kilometres along the west cost of Africa. Words and photos: Richard James

Highs and lows in Morocco. Photos and words by Dan Crockett.

Jimmy Newitt pays homage to one of South Devon's treasures - not a break but a surfer who stands tall in the crowd. Words: Jimmy Newitt Photos: Ollie Howe

Following the demise of Clark Foam, 'eco' boards and alternatives to petro-chemical products have been the focus of developments in surfboard technology. Words: Mark Sankey Photos: Alexa Poppe


LA Art book fair & WAX mag


February 01, 2013 | Words By: Howard

Visit Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair this week, where our friends at Leisure Labor will have WAX Magazine Issues 1 & 2 on hand.


February 1 – 3, 2013
Opening: Thurs January 31, 6 – 9 pm

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

Liesure Labor contributors: WAX Magazine, Julie Moon, Jim Newitt, Peter Sutherland, Mike Perry, Scott Massey, David Karwan, Sarah Gottesdiener, Bijan Berahimi, Laura Bernstein, Jon Sueda, The Art Park Journal, Kook Mag … and more.

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