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

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

Rob Lion of Royal Surfboards and Paul Smith of Glide Surfboards in Cork, Ireland meet with Zephaniah Carrigg, purveyor of functional and beautiful surf craft, on a recent visit to the island. Photos: Danny O'Callaghan

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

We're all aware of Rio de Janeiro and its most famous charms - the football, carnival, Sugarloaf, Copacabana, Caipirinhas, the girls, the parties - but what of the city's surfing and the culture associated with it? Drift checks out the stand out characteristics of 'the marvellous city'! Photography: Benoit Fournier / www.benoit-fournier.com

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

One of the great things about surfing in this current era is the wide acceptance of different board designs. Over the last 10 years, it has become acceptable to pretty much ride anything from surfmat to singlefin, fish to longboard. Words: Chris Preston Photo (2): Dan Crockett

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.

Self-confessed board hoarder Chris Preston expounds the delights to be found within his tardis-like garden shed, and explains how he came to favour the quiver approach to surfing. Photos by Jamie Bott [except no.3].

Co-founder of the original Aussie counter-culture surf bible, Tracks, and director of 'Morning of the Earth', Alby Falzon lives up to his reputation as the spiritual father of the alternative surf lifestyle. Words: Jair Bortoleto Photos: Courtesy of Alby Falzon

Portugal explodes onto the global big wave circuit with a handful of household names and a freakish wave canyon. Photos: Jorge Leal and Wilson Ribeiro.


Mundaka


October 30, 2013 | Words By:

mundakaWhile minds have been focused elsewhere in Europe for a few days, here’s a taste of a more sober wave.

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Three of the best surf destinations in Spain


February 15, 2013 | Words By:

Spain’s Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol may be popular with sunbathers and beachgoers, but most surfers would much prefer the waves off the country’s northern coastline. The stretch of shore between Bilbao and San Sebastian offer the best surfing opportunities in the region and thanks to great offers on Spain holiday deals 2013, you can now enjoy excellent surfing while you satisfy your satisfy your craving for Spanish art and culture.

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Salinas Amstel Longboard Nights


July 25, 2011 | Words By:

The Vans Salinas Longboard Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary from July 28 – 30 in Spain. Situated in Piedra Blancas on the North Coast of Spain, Playa Salinas is the venue for what has become the biggest gathering of Longboard surfers in Europe.

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Crazy June Round-up (part II)


July 04, 2010 | Words By: Niega

cosmic1opener And if all that wasn’t enough, two weeks later we all drove to Liencres (near Santander, Cantabria) for the 5th Amstel Cosmic Children Festival.

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Crazy June Round-up (part I)


July 04, 2010 | Words By: Niega

castles-in-the-skyopenerPhew… what a crazy month! Last time I had a second to spare we were in the middle of the Amstel Surfilm Festibal.

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Amstel Surfilm Festibal8 update


June 07, 2010 | Words By: Niega

opener2010The  AMSTEL Surfilm Festibal8 2010 -June 3/4 & 9/13, Donostia – San Sebastián (Basque Country, Spain)- has gotten off to a great start.

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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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