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

Kye Fitzgerald recounts the tale of the unusual return of Bobby Owens' magic board. Photos: Mark Onorati, Aitionn

Jeff Divine remembers the time when surfers were akin to outlaws, and his photographs capture the days of uncrowded line-ups, good vibes and barefoot living. Words: Michael Fordham Photos: Jeff Divine

They're trained to defend their country and protect our freedom and liberty, but when active service is over, many soldiers find themselves struggling with personal and mental problems that the army just doesn't want to know about. Could surfing provide some answers? Words & photos: Russ Pierre

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 sign on the 130-year-old pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea warns people not to jump off it. On a big surf day surfers make their way to the end of the sturdy 206 metre structure and jump like lemmings into the cold, murky North Sea. Words: Simon Palmer Photos: Ian Forsyth


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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