Drift catches up with multi-award winning photographer Lucia Griggi whose office is the ocean and who is one of the most respected surf photographers in a male dominated industry. www.luciagriggi.com

Using locally sourced timber and having designed a manufacturing process that minimises waste, Mike LaVecchia of Grain Surfboards has cornered the market in beautiful, sustainable wooden boards. And the best bit? They ride like a dream. Photos: Nick LaVecchia

A surfer from Noosa's sun drenched shores obsessed with the dark world of gothic horror, Jai Lee's personal struggles and addiction to noseriding have twisted his creativity. Words: Chris Preston Photos: Thomas Robinson (pp 1&3), Andy Staley (pp4)and Dane Peterson

Bing Copeland was a pioneer of the modern surf industry. In his excellent new retrospective, ‘Bing Surfboards – Fifty Years of Craftsmanship and Innovation’, Paul Holmes discovered what makes Bing tick. Words: Bing Copeland & Paul Holmes Photos: Courtesy of Bing Copeland

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.

Chris Brunt chats to west Penwith's prodigal son and professional journeyman Sam Bleakley about his thirst for adventure and love of longboarding. [All photos by Chris Brunt.]

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

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

A shaper with a real passion for his craft, Tyler Hatzikian has consistently refused to compromise the quality or the integrity of his work in order to make a quick buck. He talked to Drift about nose-riding, refining longboard design and his reluctance to take the limelight. Words & photos: Jamie Bott

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

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


Daniela Garreton


February 20, 2013 | Words By:

A portrait of Basque illustrator Daniela, and a slideshow of some of her recent work.

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Axi Muniain interview 2011


June 03, 2011 | Words By:

A reflection on Naturgas Big Wave 2011 with Axier Muniain.

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Zinematik in Zarautz, Basque Country


August 27, 2010 | Words By:

Xabier Irure invites you to this Basque Country surfing event tonight, then on the 10th September and the 17th September.

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Bodhi’s back!!


June 02, 2010 | Words By: Niega

openerLeave your metal coffins behind and come and join us for the first 3D analog screening of the cult movie Point Break!!

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One Day In Woolacombe


May 13, 2010 | Words By: Niega

oneday-in-woolacombeOne Day in Woolacombe by Richard Gregory of Wavedreamer.co.uk.. A very nice entry to The Surf Short Film Contest within the Amstel Surfilm Festibal.

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Idiosyncrasies at The Amstel Surfilm Festibal


May 09, 2010 | Words By: Niega

harborbillopenerPatrick Trefz, who left us speechless a couple of years ago with Thread, is now presenting us with stills of his latest project: Idiosyncrasies.

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The Amstel Surfilm FestiBaila Lineup


May 03, 2010 | Words By: Niega

opener1The Amstel Surfilm Festibal has a sibling that rocks the nights: the Amstel Surfilm FestiBaila (Donostia – San Sebastián, 11-12 June). FULL STORY »

180º South at the Amstel Surfilm Festibal


April 30, 2010 | Words By: Niega

openerThe dates of the Amstel Surfilm Festibal (June 4-13, 2010) are getting nearer and we’ve decided to let you know some bits here and there so you can start frothing.

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