As the year draws to an end, it felt like 2018 was a roller coaster of a ride. Although we don’t like to bury our heads in the sand, we have surfing to take our mind off the craziness of politicians and decision makers.

Here we take a look at some of the most popular newsworthy posts of 2018. Some of them reflect the growing strength of women in 2018 and concern of environmental issues.  Moving into a new year the awareness of these issues will help make the world a better place to live in now and for future generations.

Be the change. 2019 bring it on! 

Freak Weather – Cornish Snow Day – March

At the start of the year unusally it snowed in Cornwall and Asst Ed Corinne went surfing at Fistral.

Most Misrepresented – Sophie Hellyer – March

Media wars and Sophie’s misrepresentation in the press over the bikini comment.

Most Eco Friendly – The Solution to Plastic Pollution – June

As the plastic pollution problem grows, this was one of our most popular eco friendly posts on the website.

Best Campaign – Patagonia European Worn Wear Tour – August

Patagonia hit the road to repair wetsuits and clothing across Europe, spreading the repair and wear message.

Best Festival – Boardmasters Surf and Music Festival –  August

Sometimes you just want to let your hair down, with dazzling sets by a multitude of acts including Chemical Brothers and over 50,000 festival goers, this Boardmasters was epic.

Female Equality – World Surf League –  September

WSL announced equal prize money for men and women on the world tour.

Best Recovery – Karma Worthington –  September

Karma recovers from a horrific hit and run accident to surf once again in one of our most inspirational posts.

Biggest Wave – Maya Gabeira – October

After the sexism controversy about the lack of recognition, Maya finally gets the world record for her big wave ride at Nazare.

Most Popular – Surf’s Up Movie Night  – November

One of the most popular posts on the SurfGirl Website, is our selection of classic surf films. How many have you seen?

Rookie of the Year – Caroline Marks – December

At just 16 years old, American surfer Caroline Marks is named the youngest WSL rookie surfer ever. 

Surfer of the year  – Stephanie Gilmore – December

Stephanie does it and claims an historic seventh world title in Maui. Role model for a generation. 

On Instagram SurfGirl 2018 Most Viewed

SurfGirl most viewed Instagram video of the year

SurfGirl most liked Instagram image

SurfGirl most liked Instagram surf image