Drift Surfing is the new incarnation of a once modest British magazine started about five years ago. Now exclusively online and with regionally focused Editions, the idea is to create an open venue for shared creative output, focusing on what’s happening both in and out of the water. We seek out the perspectives of innovators, instigators, inventors and icons in hopes of gaining a broader perspective on the continually changing culture surrounding surfing.
While the influences of Australia and North America played a key role in preaching the gospel of wave riding to Europe, it is only in the last 10 years that European surfing has grown to the point that it now boasts its own collective of individuals, talented in their chosen fields of surf writing, photography, film, music and art. Although this group has had no trouble finding its own voice, it has traditionally been marginalised by surf media. This is where Drift comes into play, stitching together this unique and diverse set of European wave riders and embracing Europe’s new movement, which can no longer be called a counter-culture. Drift’s readers are the new surf culture in European waters.
European edition contact
Editor/Publisher/Founder: Howard Swanwick
Editorial Consultant: Angela Rivers
Photographic Editor: Jamie Bott
Licensing: Howard Swanwick
Telephone: 00 44 (0)117 929 1390
Cell: 00 44 (0)7771 902373
North American edition contact
Publisher/Edition director: Jim McGinley
Editor: Joe Conway
Creative director: Justen Peters