Action sports are everywhere this spring and girls are well and truly leading the charge. Woop woop.
Maybe they were inspired by watching JENNY JONES SNOWBOARDING her way to bronze at the Winter Olympics [we INTERVIEW HER EXCLUSIVELY this issue, READ IT HERE] or perhaps they’re stoked on the new look Women’s ASP World Surf Tour; we CHAT EXCLUSIVELY to the five times WORLD CHAMP & SUPER STYLISH STEPHANIE GILMORE about that. READ THE FULL STEPHANIE GILMORE INTERVIEW HERE.
Or did they get fired up by the Long Live Southbank skate spot campaign? Either way, one thing is clear… from the catwalk to the high street and even at big department stores such as Selfridges, which housed its own skate park last month, SKATEBOARDING, SURFING & SNOWBOARDING ARE PRETTY DAMN HOT RIGHT NOW, especially amongst YOUNG WOMEN.
Luckily Cooler has been championing these awesome action sports from the start, well 2005 to be precise, with our other foot always firmly stomped in the street fashion and style camp. Our CUTTING-EDGE FASHION SHOOTS have drawn widespread acclaim from both within and outside the boardsports industry; this issue we have CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP VIBES & SWIMWEAR SHOT ON REAL PEOPLE NOT MODELS. And our UNIQUE COVER, always stylish and always featuring real action sport stars, never models, has a FRESH COLLAGE LOOK this issue.
For our main FEATURES we look at SKATEBOARDING’S NOWNESS, get our WILD SURF ON in REMOTEST BRITISH COLUMBIA & a break in THE PHILIPPINES you can ONLY REACH BY MACHETE. We also go on a girls’ MTB WEEKENDER IN NEW ZEALAND, a BILLABONG SURF TEAM TRIP TO SUMBAWA & we chat to EUROPE’S BIG WAVE CHARGER JUSTINE DUPONT.
Our TRAVEL FEATURES include a local’s guide to GLASGOW ahead of the COMMONWEALTH GAMES & a guide to the 10 BEST CRUISEY SKATE TOWNS.
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