RIDE THE WAVE
After what most diehard boardriders consider a 50-year push, surfing will finally be included in the Olympics in 2020. With wave parks currently being planned for Sydney, Melbourne and Perth (not to mention the Disneyland for surfers, the Kelly Slater Wave Company surf park in California), now is the time to start honing your lingo and learning to ride. It also means we get the entire summer to cheer on the rising careers of next-gen pros such as 12-year-old wunderkind and infamous doughnut-enthusiast Sabre Norris and Isabella Nichols (also known as Blake Lively’s body double in The Shallows), and get inspired by established champs Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore. If getting wet isn’t your thing, you could always hit the hot pavement on a skateboard and tap into one of fashion’s long-term cultural obsessions, also making its Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2020.