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.

Dreamt up over 20 years ago by Renaud and Thomas Cardinal, two French brothers with a passion for board making, UWL has grown to become one of the biggest factories in Europe, while building a reputation based on performance and quality. Rui Ribeiro talks with Renaud about the past, present and future of UWL...

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

Four compadres take a New Zealand road-trip in search of lefts in a volcano's shadow… All aboard the good ship Peterson Threebeard with Dano, Purcho, Mud and Johnny.

Championed by surfers in the know for over 30 years, but largely ignored by mainstream riders; has the time finally come for the Bonzer to shine? Words: Steve Croft & Mark Sankey Photos: Alexa Poppe

The alaia has become something of a shining star in recent years. Mark Sankey shares a photo essay of Cornish alaia riders. Photos: Lionel Duffau, taken at Crantock and Bundoran.

A road trip around the Scottish coastline reveals all of the anticipated joys along with a few unexpected pleasures. Words and Photos: Jonathan Barattini

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

Following the demise of Clark Foam, 'eco' boards and alternatives to petro-chemical products have been the focus of developments in surfboard technology. Words: Mark Sankey Photos: Alexa Poppe

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

Dane Peterson and Belinda Peterson-Baggs recently travelled to Indonesia with aid supplies that are still much in demand nearly four years after the tsunami... Words: Belinda Peterson-Baggs Photos: Dane Peterson; Adam Kobayashi


A Day With the Port Glass


August 12, 2013 | Words By:

A Day With the Port GlassOn the rugged coast of North Devon can be discovered Joel and his shaping hut. We found him heading out to his local spot and decided to tag along, curious by his new board called the ‘Port Glass’. Joel describes it as a high performance eco evolution of the mini simmons. Enjoy…
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Flying the friendly ghost


September 21, 2010 | Words By: Chris P

Anyone with even half an idea of current trends in surfing outside the all encompassing thruster movement will doubtless be aware of the emergence of the mini simmons as a new branch on the board design tree, yet few people outside of California will have ridden one.

Given my well documented obsession with surfboard design i was really interested to find out more about them.
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Tristan Mausse


March 29, 2010 | Words By: Niega

opener4I started following Tristan Mausse through his blog back when he was glassing for the French brand UWL. Shortly after he left Europe with his girlfriend to travel the world, and they settled down for an extended surf/work trip in Australia, (…)

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The black sheep


July 09, 2009 | Words By: Rui

2nd_generation-1Rui from Magic Quiver in Portugal chats to Jeff McCallum. This article is also available in Portuguese

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A Ovelha Negra


July 04, 2009 | Words By: Rui

jeff mccallumVersão portuguesa traduzida do original. This article is also available in English

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