Gran Canaria is already a favourite getaway for many Europeans. Year-round sunshine, virtually no rain and an abundance of home comforts have the tourists flocking in by the thousands. But Drift discovered a far better reason to visit - literally hundreds of hidden surf spots that can be yours alone to enjoy all year round.

Al Knost is one of the best sliders around and has a close connection with a scene far removed from the modern marketplace hustle. Ryan Tatar tracked him down with his project partner Tyler Manson and gave us an insight into their freshest work. Words: Ryan Tatar Photos: Jamie Bott & Tyler Manson

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

Mark Sankey discusses the merits and faults of EPS with two of Britain's finest craftsmen, Mark Dickinson and Rob Lion, both of whom have been shaping the stuff with style for a good few years now... [photos by Ollie Banks]

During December 1970 and January 1971, my father, my brother Duncan and I designed the first Bonzer. It was the beginning of an amazing journey. Words: Malcolm Campbell. Photos: Miguel Barreira

The annual Fish Fry on Australia's Gold Coast gives shapers a non-commercial, non-competitive opportunity to come together and share ideas in a shameless celebration of the fabulous fish. Words: Tommy Leitch Photos: Jamie Bott

God Went Surfing with The Devil is a film by Alex Klein, which documents the war-torn region of Gaza. At a time when tensions are high, this film investigates the attitudes and aspirations of a small pocket of people where surfing removes socio-political divisions and lets the ocean carry their aspirations for peace.

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

Follow Alexandra Gossink as she uncovers the true Morocco. www.ilovetheseaside.com Photo credits: Geert-Jan Middelkoop, Martijn Lansdaal & Alexandra Gossink

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

As the Campbell brothers wrap up a European shaping tour, Mark Sankey discovers Bournemouth's hidden Californian connection, and why old designs aren't necessarily retro. Photos and design by Alexa Poppe


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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