Any meditation on surf style would be remiss were it not to include mention of Jeff Spicoli. Fact is the 1982 feature film Fast Times at Ridgemont High would not be the cult classic it is without Sean Penn’s portrayal of the sunbaked surfer bro and sometimes student of US History. Bleach blonde hair and checkerboard Vans continue to find currency well into the 21st century including most recently over the weekend the latest issue of Sunday Times Style featuring Abby Champion on the cover photographed by Sebastian Kim. The headlines announce hippie nouveau, but the corresponding cover story “Good Vibrations” is straight up surfer as the Beach Boys borrowed title suggests. The editorial delivers on plenty of stylish, low maintenance looks Sunday Times Style readers are sure to consider should the coming summer be anywhere near as hot as the record-breaking 2018 was. Whatever the case, dress the part because as even a dreaming Jeff Spicoli acknowledged, surfing is not a sport, it’s a way of life.

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Credits include: Publication, Sunday Times Style 24 March 2019; Title, “Good Vibrations”; Photography, Sebastian Kim; Styling, Verity Parker; Hair, Ramsell Martinez at Lowe & Co; Makeup, Lisa Storey at The Wall Group; Local production, Preiss Creative; Prop styling, Gregory Bonnet; Casting, Katie Lowe.

Abby Champion | Sunday Times Style 24 March 2019 (Photography: Sebastian Kim)

Abby Champion | Sunday Times Style 24 March 2019 (Photography: Sebastian Kim)