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Meet Nick Blair of Joistik Surfboards, whose distinctive decal gets a regular flashing as some of the Gold Coast's best surfers do their thing. Photos & words: Mat Arney

A worthy addition to European surfing culture, the surfilmfestibal festival attempts to connect the global surfing community through moving picture, art and education. Words: Howard Swanwick. Photos: surfilmfestibal

Chris Preston chats to longboard maestro Steve Walden about his disappointment with the lack of recognition for the longboarding scene, what makes the Magic model magic, and working with GSI. Photos: Jamie Bott

When his career as a pro surfer was ended by cancer, Richie Lovett forged a new career in the manufacturing industry. Now he's singing the praises of machine-shaping technology. Words: Chris Preston Photos: Jamie Bott

Quietly considered and eloquent, you might know of Nathan Oldfield through his films 'Lines From A Poem' and 'Seaworthy'. Surf Screen's Christiaan Bailey popped him a few duly thoughtful questions about creative motivations and the surf film industry. Photos: Nathan Oldfield

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

Photographer Ben Thouard joins the Oxbow team aboard the Windward as they trawl pristine Pacific atolls in search of adventure, virgin waves and new opportunities.

Matt Rohrer shares some of the highlights of his conversations with Bay Area surfer Jimmy Holt, focal point of one of the few surfing photos to ever appear in National Geographic Magazine. Selected photos: Jim Shaw

Luciano Burin catches up with Junior Faria, a pro surfer breaking the Brazilian mould, whose atmospheric photographs capture the happiness and freedom of surfing.

Portugal explodes onto the global big wave circuit with a handful of household names and a freakish wave canyon. Photos: Jorge Leal and Wilson Ribeiro.


Hamburg Surf & Skate Festival


April 25, 2013 | Words By:

HHonolulu gathers all boardsports enthusiasts from the 8th to 12th of May 2013 in Hamburg. The Surf & Skate Festival presented by Jever Fun returns for the sixth time back to the Hanseatic city, offering for five days everything your heart desires.


Art and photo exhibitions, live music, skate contest, mini ramp contest, interactive attractions such as surf yoga and fitness, StandUp Paddling followed by shape workshops and trade shows, provide a framework program for young and old. In order to get in the mood for the festival, there will be screenings of surfing and skateboarding films on the big screen.

A novelty this year: The first “German Surf Conference” with different speakers from the German surf scene and industry. Themes such as surfing as a competitive sport, environmental protection, the Wavegarden project in Hamburg as well as future concepts will be presented and discussed with the crowd.

Visit the festival online at surf-skate-festival.com and at Facebook.

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