Take Up Surfing?

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if you have boys who are obsessed with sea and surf, or if you've ever dabbled with the idea but never fully immersed, here's a beautifully-shot movie and an entire new mood that you can easily fall in to

On a recent shopping expedition with a friend, I stood outside a fitting room while she tried on an ultra-chic wetsuit, we were chatting, and it all seemed a bit frivolous until she stepped out from behind the curtain. That very smart neoprene made me rethink, albeit very briefly, the idea of swimming in the deep. A new movie also has me hooked: released at the end of last year, View From A Blue Moon follows championship surfer John Florence from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favourite surfing destinations around the world, including the South Pacific and unchartered waters of Africa. The photography is really superb. Its hypnotic soundtrack and breathtaking scenes of swirling foam, filmed in partnership with award-winning studio Brain Farm, will leave you feeling exhilerated, blissed out and happy, all at once. Watch the trailer and scroll down for an Insta edit of my favourite Surfing Babes and swimming must-haves ... PS: above mentioned friend is jeweller, Sophie Keegan Baum; her wetsuit is by Cynthia Rowley, and you can shop it below. 

Photographs above courtesy of View From A Blue Moon

Endless Summer: the Insta girls who rule the waves – clockwise from top left, model Andreea Diaconu (@andreeadiddy); Hanalei Reponty (@hanaleireponty); designer Cynthia Rowley's new wetsuit line @cynthia_rowley; DJ May Kwok (@iamamayzing); interior designer Kelly Wearstler (@kellywearstler); and Minnie Mortimer (@minniemortimer).

Big Wave: clockwise from top left, T BY ALEXANDER WANG rash guard and bikini briefs, both from Net-A-Porter; LAVETT & CHIN Sea Salt Texturizing Mist; CAPTAIN BLANKENSHIP Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray; CYNTHIA ROWLEY wetsuit from PamPam; GOPRO Hero4 Black Surf Waterproof camera, from Roxy; LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ neoprene swimsuit, from Net-A-Porter; ORTIGIA Shower Gel Set, from  Amara.com; TORY BURCH one-piece; AURELIE BIDERMANN Marisa bracelet stack; SALTIE SOUL Ocean Blend Scrub, from Orli.com.au; LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ denim-effect bikini, from Net-A-Porter; FENDI patent sandals, from Net-A-Porter.