Matt Rohrer shares some of the highlights of his conversations with Bay Area surfer Jimmy Holt, focal point of one of the few surfing photos to ever appear in National Geographic Magazine. Selected photos: Jim Shaw

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

Mark Sankey and Alexa Poppe uncover the isolation and challenges of the Mentawai Islands, and consider the challenge of balancing tourism and sustainability, in an environmentally sensitive surfing destination.

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

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

Richard James and his brother Andrew recently finished shooting their first film, a surf trip of 30,000 kilometres along the west cost of Africa. Words and photos: Richard James


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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