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What’s Your Sports Style?

Winter surfer or skater girl? Whatever your style, we’ve got the lowdown on what to wear, where to go and how to work it.

Compiled & styled by Poppy Smith

Winter Surf Style

Style Icons: Joss Stone, Kate Hudson

Surf Heroine: Schuyler McFerran, winner of the first Roxy ASP Longboard Championships

Top Surf Spots: Oahu Island, Hawaii; the Maldives; Portugal

Where to Learn: Zip up your winter wetty and head to Bude in Cornwall for a ‘Learn to surf Break’ with surfing champ Mike Raven (01288 353693)

Hang Out: Stay in one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets: Element’s Surf Hotel – a boutique hotel with a fantastic restaurant on the rugged cliffs of Bude. There’s a sauna, solarium, gym and PS2 in every room for when the surf’s flat (www.elements-life.co.uk)

Read: Surfing the World, a brand new ultimate guide to, er, surfing the world. £19.99, published by footprint books (www.footprintbooks.com)

Listen: Canadian band the organ wowed fans at the Roxy Jam Biarritz this summer. Fall in love with the album ‘Grab that Gun’ on record label too Pure.


Model wears: Ripcurl t-shirt £24, Roxy blazer £66, Element hooded top £62.50, O’Neill scarf £30, Animal jeans £49.99, Element belt £27.50.




Parkour Queen Style

Style Icon: Jennifer Garner in ‘Daredevil’

Parkour Heroine: Sandra Hess from Leipzig, Germany, has been pushing women’s parkour since 2003.

Top Spot: Waterloo, London

Where to Learn: The Urban Freeflow Parkour Academy, London (email: {encode=”dan@urbanfreeflow.com” title=”dan@urbanfreeflow.com”} for info)

Watch: ‘District 13’. Action-packed movie set in Paris in 2010 starring David Belle, the founder and most famous practitioner of parkour (www.thefreerunningmovie.com)

Click on: www.pada.de, www.worldwidejam.net or www.urbanfreeflow.com, the
largest and most comprehensive parkour website in the world

Listen: ‘Crisis’, the new album from Alexis on Fire (www.theonlybandever.com)


Model wears: Puma jacket £40, Nikita pants £59.99, Peak Performance top £37, Nike sweatband £4




Skater Girl Style

Style Icons: Avril Lavigne, Pink, Kelis

Skate Heroine: Evelien Bouillart may only be 16 but she’s ripping up the girl’s skate scene.

Top Skate Spot: Macba in Barcelona, Spain

Where to Learn: Skate the best spots in Prague and Hossegor with Girlie camps (www.girliecamps.com/skate)

Read: ‘Supply & Demand: the Art of Shepard Fairey’, a 360-page masterpiece charting his work, from posters, silkscreens and stickers to high altitude pursuits, arrests and police beatings. £35, www.obeyclothing.co.uk

Click on: www.extreme.com/skateparks to find your local skatepark.

Listen: ‘Party Animals’ by Norwegian punk rockers Turbonegro www.scandinavianleather.com.


Model Wears: Circa t-shirt £21.99, Billabong jacket £80, Fenchurch trousers £50, Vans belt £30, Element cap £22.50, Angel Boy ‘Angel Eyes’ skateboard £59.




Apres Snowboard Style

Style Icon: Cameron Diaz

Snow Heroines: TTR queens Cheryl Maas, Jenny Jones and Silvia Mittermueller

Top Snow Spot: Morzine, France

Where to Learn: Rudegirls weeks at Rude Chalets in Morzine (www.rudechalets.com/rudegirls)

Watch: ‘That!’ – Forum’s new snowboarding flick starring big guns JP Walker, Devun Walsh and Cheryl Maas (www.forumsnowboards.com)

Read: Sneak in a five-month season and have après every day. ‘The Natives Guide to Working in Ski Resorts’, £8.99 (www.natives.co.uk)

Listen: Super U started out as seasonaires performing covers for beer money in the French alps. Now they’re featuring in Cooler shoots and bringing out an EP www.myspace.com/superu


Model Wears: B by Burton hooded top £80, Zimtstern gilet £115, Coal hat £32.99, O’Neill gloves £20, Ezekiel jeans £62.49, Element belt £27.50

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