Drift speaks to Jim Heimann - cultural anthropologist, graphic design historian and author of a new publication TASCHEN's 365 Day-by-Day Surfing - a collection of vintage photographs and art works that will have you waxing nostalgic for bygone beach vibes.

When legendary longboard designer Bob McTavish came to Devon recently as part of TIKI's international shaper tour, Chris Preston couldn't resist the opportunity to quiz him about the technicalities of board design... Photos: Jamie Bott

Chris Preston interviews Sydney's Matt Chojnacki. His surfing may be heavily influenced by the glories of the past, but to tag him as just another retro dude is missing the mark. Words: Chris Preston. Photos: Matt Johnson / thesealife.com.au

Drift checks in with Andrew Crockett following the release of the much-anticipated 'Switch-Foot II', a tribute to surfing's counter-culture.

Rob Lion of Royal Surfboards and Paul Smith of Glide Surfboards in Cork, Ireland meet with Zephaniah Carrigg, purveyor of functional and beautiful surf craft, on a recent visit to the island. Photos: Danny O'Callaghan

A tale of surfing reefs in South Africa, but not knowing what you get yourself into. Drift contributor Tim Conibear points a finger at localism and finds three more pointing right back. Photos: Mike Reich

The original seminal surf book Switch-Foot will be back in its third incarnation thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. It is nearly ten years (2005) since the first Switch-Foot book took to the surfing world, creating ripple effects wherever it went.

Chris Burkard's photographs are about more than barrels, perfect point breaks, and carving radical lines – they capture a moment in which the surfer is a mere player and the real star is the scenery. Words: Dan Hamlin Photos: Chris Burkard

"I'm not interested in formulae when it comes to surfing and art." Ryan Lovelace talks to Chris Preston about trusting your eyes, hands, and feet, and adding another leaf to the weird-hull-alternative-vibe-tree. Photos: Morgan Maasen, Brandon DiPierri & Ryan Lovelace

Self-confessed board hoarder Chris Preston expounds the delights to be found within his tardis-like garden shed, and explains how he came to favour the quiver approach to surfing. Photos by Jamie Bott [except no.3].

This is the story of an epic coastal journey from North Germany down to Morocco in an old Fiat Ducato. We documented the trip, the places we saw and the people we met. We called this Gen Süden www.gensueden.com. A project that focuses on being on the road with a van and a surfboard and all the great things that come with it.


New course opens at Falmouth University


December 06, 2013 | Words By:

New course opens at Falmouth UniversityCultural Tourism Management is an exciting new BA(Hons) degree at Falmouth University that includes the study of tourist activity inspired by the creative, sports and heritage sectors.


With its rich tradition of creative events, wealth of heritage-based attractions, leading role in coastal sports, and five million visitors a year, Cornwall is an outstanding place to study Cultural Tourism Management.

The mission is to empower creative and entrepreneurial management practitioners to produce pioneering work that adds value to business and society. They have forged fantastic business partnerships for the programme (including The Wave UK, Kwepuhna Surf Retreat Liberia and The Museum of British Surfing), fostering activity-based learning with experts in the field. Students will develop confidence, identity and style, with culturally and ecologically sensitive leadership abilities and team approaches. Importantly, graduates will be prepared for entrepreneurial careers and inspiring futures.
This a a new course for 2014 entry.

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I’m looking forward to being involved in this pioneering course because
Cultural Tourism has massive potential to deliver long term benefits
to the social fabric of host communities as well as enhanced visitor experiences.
Bedding in sustainability is core to ensure a link with our minds, bodies,
and the world around us.

Chris Hines MBE, Co-founder Surfers Against Sewage, A Grain of Sand

For further information contact:
Sam Bleakley, Senior Lecturer & Course Co-ordinator
sam.bleakley@falmouth.ac.uk
falmouth.ac.uk/culturaltourismmanagement
admissions@falmouth.ac.uk
T : +44 (0)1326 213730

Photo:© JS Callahan/surfEXPLORE

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