Portugal has a massive open secret... Follow Matt Button to discover what is going down.

Big-wave riding is an awe-inspiring experience, but what happens when things go wrong? In an exclusive extract from his new book, Al Mennie explains what it's like to survive the mother of all wipeouts.

Crime and punishment, it's all relative. A brush with the law is nothing more for most of us than a speeding fine or curt telling off, but we're a very privileged bunch... Words & photos: Carly Lorente

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.

In Senegal the deserts of North Africa meet the jungles of the tropics. It's an open–minded Islamic country of many cultural experiences and idiosyncrasies; it's also one of the safest and democratic countries in Africa. And of course there's the surf... Words: Mark Sankey Photos: Alexa Poppe

Sean Mattison has a reputation as a designer, a coach, and a businessman. His competitive experience, retail background and knowledge acquired from testing hundreds of surfboards made him one of the most versatile surfers in California. Words: Rui Ribeiro.

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

A shaper with a real passion for his craft, Tyler Hatzikian has consistently refused to compromise the quality or the integrity of his work in order to make a quick buck. He talked to Drift about nose-riding, refining longboard design and his reluctance to take the limelight. Words & photos: Jamie Bott

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.

The annual Fish Fry on Australia's Gold Coast gives shapers a non-commercial, non-competitive opportunity to come together and share ideas in a shameless celebration of the fabulous fish. Words: Tommy Leitch Photos: Jamie Bott

Mark Sankey and Alexa Poppe discover Autumn's aquatic gifts in a late September road trip spanning France and Spain. Words: Mark Sankey. Photos and Design: Alexa Poppe


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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