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

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.

Mark Sankey and Alexa Poppe head through Spain and Portugal in search of a surfing paradise.

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

Homeless at fourteen, prison by eighteen, Jonny Gibbings endured a violent and difficult start to life, resulting in being illiterate until late teens. Now a published author Jonny talks to Drift and shares his lifelong passion for Surf.

Chris Burkard's photographs are about more than barrels, perfect point breaks, and carving radical lines – they capture a moment in which the surfer is a mere player and the real star is the scenery. Words: Dan Hamlin Photos: Chris Burkard

This isn't a shameless plug. This is an encounter with a British company doing something special with surfboards. While the industry is focused on the multi-buck movers and shakers parading their eco-wares, let's not forget our homegrown talent. Words: Howard Swanwick Photos: John Morgan and Jamie Bott

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

The Sunshine Coast. Home to some of the world's most accomplished surfers, including marquee names like Julian Wilson and Mitch Coleborn. As a result, the region is fast becoming a breeding ground for some of the most progressive young surfers that Australia, and the world, has ever seen.

Flitting between awesome waves at Aileens and Nelscott Reef is all in a week's work for Ireland's big-wave master Al Mennie. Words: Al Mennie Photos: Al Mennie, Gary McCall, Larry Jansky, Richard Hallman

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.


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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