Smoke On The Water: Part 2

Words: Mark Sankey Images: Alexa Poppe Design For a Fin Free Journey “Your don’t make it easy for him do you!”, said Daz, the legendary sander/finisher at Nigel Semmens factory, as he eye balled the bumpy old lump of foam on the shaping racks in…

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Slyder Cup Update

We’ve been scouring the charts and reading the pine cones, we’ve been checking the banks and after a meeting in the PT line-up this morning we’ve decided to put the competition element of the Slyder Cup on hold. We’ll be rescheduling this titanic clash for…

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6 x 4 : David Beckitt

David Beckitt is an East Coast slyder and rider, a man of graphic inspiration raised on the flat lands and shifting sands of the North Sea fringes. He works in bold colours and striking lines, seamlessly blending design, illustration, and typography. His Big Wednesday print for…

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JUNE MIXTAPE

The World Cup is upon us once more, bringing with it the sense of blind hope cut with the sharp edge of impending doom. To celebrate this season of sun and Samba, AL musical mix-master Marcus Healan has put together a selection of tunes to…

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Slyder Cup 2.0 Entries

Entries are now open for The Slyder Cup 2.0: The Summer Solstice Friction Affliction Convention. Part competition, part social gathering, the Slyder Cup is an annual happening that brings together body surfers, paipo riders, mat surfers, bellyboarders and alaia riders in a one-day event that…

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Fins Free

Slyder Cup 2.0 is just around the corner, check out Miles Ratima and Ryan Burch sharing some fun waves on their Alaia’s at Manu Bay, Raglan, New Zealand. Film by Dominico Zapata Photography

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Smoke On The Water: Part 1

Words: Mark Sankey  Images: Alexa Poppe Genesis of a Fin Free Journey You could say the story of this finless surfboard started in Bali Airport, 2008. Alexa and I had just fallen out of the void of long haul travel. Standing by the baggage collection…

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The Fellow Way

Leo Jauncey is maker and doer based in Cornwall, a purveyer of fine boards and fine threads under the Fellow banner. You might have seen some of his waveriding vehicles at the Approaching Lines Festival in Cornwall in May, where the rad shapes and matt…

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Island of Shells

Words: Alan Stokes Cowry Shell Island Beyond the mouth of the Gulf the Sea of Larwi begins. Beware the way is barred by sea monsters upon whose backs grass and seashells grow. Mariners have taken them for islands and to grief. They blow water into the…

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May Mixtape

Summer is almost upon us and as the Approaching Lines Festival is finally over, we have time to offer up our next Mixtape courtesy of AL Music Editor Mr Marcus Healan. Some soulful tunes blended with a little hip-hop and jazz, shaken and stirred to…

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