Gran Canaria is already a favourite getaway for many Europeans. Year-round sunshine, virtually no rain and an abundance of home comforts have the tourists flocking in by the thousands. But Drift discovered a far better reason to visit - literally hundreds of hidden surf spots that can be yours alone to enjoy all year round.
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
Two of the most influential people on the surf-inspired art scene, Jeff Raglus and Gerry Wedd have been making their mark on everything from surfboards to teapots since the 1970s. Thirty years later, they're still as productive as ever... Words: Tommy Leitch Photos: Jamie Bott
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
Kye Fitzgerald recounts the tale of the unusual return of Bobby Owens' magic board. Photos: Mark Onorati, Aitionn
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
Drift catches up with Portuguese genius photographer Hugo Silva, owner of www.undonephotos.com. Born on the south coast of Portugal in Portimão, Hugo now finds himself plying his trade near Lisbon in Carcavelos.
His challenge has always been to capture the perfect swell, that one wave or the big manoeuvre.
When the ‘Apocalypse Now’ film crew packed up and left the Philippine coastal town of Baler, they left one important item behind a surfboard. More than 30 years on and this quiet backwater is home to a stoked crew of welcoming locals. Words: Mark Sankey Photos: Alexa Poppe
Mat Arney hooks up with some old friends to go feral on the Arabian Peninsula and hunt down some truly isolated swell.
Words & photos: Mat Arney
Mark Sankey discusses the merits and faults of EPS with two of Britain's finest craftsmen, Mark Dickinson and Rob Lion, both of whom have been shaping the stuff with style for a good few years now... [photos by Ollie Banks]
This is the story of an epic coastal journey from North Germany down to Morocco in an old Fiat Ducato. We documented the trip, the places we saw and the people we met. We called this Gen Süden www.gensueden.com. A project that focuses on being on the road with a van and a surfboard and all the great things that come with it.
March 04, 2013 |
Words By: Staff Writer
Turns out killer whales aren’t a surfer’s biggest fear, sea lions are… Here’s the link to Adam Chilton’s interview should you be feeling a little curious too.
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May 05, 2010 |
Words By: SWAP
Nestled on the west coast next to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Tofino is home to a small community with a rich cultural heritage, grounded in their amazingly beautiful surroundings.
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