Drew Kampion is a former editor of Surfer (1968-72), Surfing (1973-82), Wind Surf (1982-89), and Wind Tracks (1996-99) magazines. He was Editorial Director for the Patagonia clothing company (1990-91) and Associate Editor for New Age Journal (1992). He founded, published, and edited the Island Independent (1993-96), an award-winning bioregional magazine in newsprint, serving the maritime rainshadow islands of Washington State. For his work with the Independent, he received first prize for editing a periodical with a circulation under 50,000. In his various roles, he has published well over a thousand feature articles on surfers and surfing.
He is the author of The Book of Waves (1989), The Art of Christian Riese Lassen (1991), Stoked: A History Of Surf Culture (1997, 2003), The Way Of The Surfer (2003), The Lost Coast (2004), Waves: From Surfing To Tsunami (2005), Dora Lives: The Authorized Story Of Miki Dora (2005), and Greg Noll: The Art Of The Surfboard.
Drew continues to write about surfing and other subjects and is currently the American Editor of the international periodical, The Surfer’s Path, world’s first “green” surf magazine. Married with two children, he lives on an island in Washington State.