We show you how to make a splash with the best in surf style

In Cape Town, Gentleman’s Journal head to the surf to model SS18’s best new swim shorts and linen shirts

Heading to the beach this summer? Of course you are. But, before you spend your entire summer topping up your tan, enjoying the sand between your toes and working your way through that stack of unread paperbacks, allow us to point you in the direction of the waves.

Surfing is arguably the coolest summertime pastime. With the barrels and the breaks beckoning you into the sea, you probably can’t wait to strip down and get surfing. But style is as important on the waves as on the beach — and here’s how to get it right.

To the beach!

We show you how to make a splash with the best in surf style

Pull on your shorts from Derek Rose, paired perfectly with a light breezy Hackett shirt and Freakloset trainers as you make your way through the dunes to the surf that awaits. Or, if there’s a nip in the air, gear up with a Derek Rose hoodie or Gant jumper to keep the sea breeze at bay.

Swim, surf and make a splash

We show you how to make a splash with the best in surf style

Swim shorts are the perfect way to make a statement with bold colours — brighter than the summer sun and blue water combined. For that reason, these Derek Rose statement shorts are one of our favourites this season.

Strike a pose

We show you how to make a splash with the best in surf style

Cut may be something normally associated with suits and shirts, but the cut of your swim shorts is just important. To compliment your beach body, visit Ermenegildo Zegna, whose swim shorts will look as good when surfing as when posing on the beach.

Couple goals

We show you how to make a splash with the best in surf style

Enjoying some quality time with your other half by the sea? Make sure you both show up at peak style with some Frescobol Carioca shorts for him and Heidi Klein bikini for her.

Making waves

We show you how to make a splash with the best in surf style

If your significant other is the type to head straight for the surf then why not pick up this striped swimsuit from Heidi Klein, to ensure she looks the part, wading through the waves…

Kick back and relax

We show you how to make a splash with the best in surf style

If you do prefer reading a book rather than carving some waves, this Vilebrequin shirt the pairs perfectly with some laid back Ermendegildo Zegna shorts. There’s almost an obligation to relax written into these threads, and it’s one we’d recommend you follow.

Take in the view

We show you how to make a splash with the best in surf style

There’s no point in surfing at such a stunning location and not soaking up the incredible view. Why not sight-see in style in a shirt by Orlebar Brown, or even one by Frescobol Carioca? Then make sure the lady in your life is looking just as good in a swimsuit by Gabrielle Swimwear.

Photography By John RowleyHair & Make up by Lisa Valencia using Bobbi Brown & Kiehl’sStyling by Holly Macnaghten.

Models: Craig Le Roux, Francesca Cosh, Liam Vandiar & Wim de Kerk all at Boss Models Cape Town.

Shot on location at Lundudno Beach, Cape Town. Surf hire from Cape Town Long Street.

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