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Gone fishing

It’s a big leap from a backporch in Florida to a shaping bay at Moonlight, but under Rich Pavel’s tutelage, DJ Kane has made the transition. Famous for his perf...

The search

Let me take you back to early Spring 2002, if my memory serves me correctly… I had timed a day off work to coincide with a good swell, but when the day and the ...

Indian summers

Southwest France is famous for its late Indian summers – long hot days, surfing in boardies, morning offshores, early autumn swells and evenings spent sipping r...

I Do Nostia

When I first came to Donostia (or San Sebastián in Spanish) in the late eighties I never imagined that one day I’d call the Bella Easo* home. (more…)...

Fireplace fairytales

My time as au pair for the Italian family has come to an end; four weeks and three happy children later the drive back home leaves me time to reflect.(mor...

Hells Bells… SHARK!!!

Still striving to improve my surfing I jumped on a plane from Indo to Australia touching down in Melbourne. Buzzing from the Indo experience, I was on a mission...

Sea legs

I'm still amidst the summer chaos. The beaches are a hive of aqua activity once again - some days it can turn me away from the repetitive motions of surfing. (...

Keeping it local

Drift is on the hunt for your local heroes. Those guys and girls pouring their hearts and souls into creating unique surf gear – from boards to wetsuits to film...

Yin & yang

She's a fickle mistress the sea. And like the worst of them, when you've had enough and are ready to walk away, she'll draw you right back in, only deeper than ...

Time for a change?

Sometimes I feel compelled to leave my work and start something new, something I love, instead of something well paid. I guess this happens to most of us, but w...

Surf at Work

With A-level results looming, this week's airwaves have been sagging with the doom and gloom of how hard young people are being hit by the 'recession' or as I p...

Quality people

I recently started au-pairing for a little bit of extra income. During the quiet months in Knysna I make an effort to source an out-of-the-ordinary challenge to...

Backyarders

Why make your own boards? Because it is so rewarding. I would have to say it is the doubler for the surfing experience. To carry on about this would be wasted w...