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.

Follow cameraman Mike Lacey as he takes on Hawaii. An amazing collection of photos from the spiritual home of surfing. www.mikelaceyphotography.co.uk

In early 2008, longtime buddies Billy Hume, Jeff Myers, Joey Carter and Ben McBrien got together for a trip off the beaten track trip in search of waves and adventure. They headed for the icy waters of Alaska... Words: Jeff Myers Photos: Nick LaVecchia

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

Surfboards come in all shapes and sizes, but none quite so unusual as the Meyerhoffer Peanut. Is this revolutionary design born of genius or madness? Chris Stevens finds out. [Photos 1, 3 & 8 by Chris Stevens; 4 & 7 by Nick Allen]

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

Ireland's fierce and unpredictable breaks have been valued by its home-grown big wave riders for some years now, but competition has been a long time coming. All that changed with the inaugral Mullaghmore Tow Session 2011. Conn Osborne got in harm's way to steal a photo essay.

The Mentawais have given a lot to surfers; now it's time to give something back. Kate and Luke Gerson celebrate the beauty of these islands and highlight the continued need for aid following the recent earthquake.

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.

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

Meeting a legend is something few people have the opportunity to do. During a short stay in California last winter Dave Muir created his own luck in finding Skip Frye at home. He was welcomed in to take a look around. Words: Dave Muir Photos: Dave Muir and Skip Frye


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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