1. When Cornwall Turned Into Narnia!
In February 2018, Cornwall saw proper snow for the first time in 40 years! It's safe to say that the #BeastFromTheEast arrived, with more than 160 schools being forced to close, and disruptions on many of Cornwall's roads. Although inconvenient, the South West looked stunning coated in the white stuff!
2. Our 2018 Headliner Reveal Video
Our reveal video transported you to the sunny Cornish coastline to unveil The Chemical Brothers, Catfish and the Bottlemen and George Ezra as your three 2018 headline acts.
3. 2018 English Adaptive Surfing Open
England's first ever Adaptive Surfing Open took place in the stormy seas of Watergate Bay, Newquay this year. 18 adaptive surfers from the UK, USA, Italy & France competed across five divisions to take the inaugural titles. The event, which was the first of its kind here in England, was part of a global push to celebrate and provide for adaptive surfing.
A day for the history books for sure #AdaptiveSurfingOpen ��♂️��♀️������ Results Sitting/Kneeling 1 Llywelyn Sponge Williams 2 LAURENT MAROUF 3 MAIXI CABANNE 4 Spike Kane 5 Martin Pollock Standing 1 BENOIT MOREAU 2 Pegleg Bennett 3 Melissa Reid 4 Louis Sutton Prone 1 Spike Kane 2 Ethan Jolosa Open 1 BENOIT MOREAU 2 Louis Sutton3 LAURENT MAROUF 4 October Hamlyn-Wright 5 Charlotte Banfield Visually - Melissa Reid Newest frother- Darren Edwards Biggest Frother - Laurent Marouf Highest Scoring Wave Benoit Moreau (7.2) @thewave @surfabilityuk @waveprojectuk @candmclub @korevlager @surfdome @jeep_uk @stanceeurope @hippeas_snacks_uk @pukkaherbs @goprouk @jollybrownvintage @quiksilver @roxy @gul_watersports @dryrobe @pacsafe @oneillwetsuits @fistralbeach @carnmarthhotel @surfersagainstsewage
4. Boardmasters 2018!
The highlight of our year obviously has to be Boardmasters Festival itself! From George Ezra and his fireworks to Idris Elba's DJ Set, the mighty Chemical Brothers' light show to sunsets at The Point. 2018 had it all! Re-live our top moments here.
5. The WSL Announced Prize Money Equality
In September 2018, the World Surf League (WSL) announced that it would award equal prize money to male and female athletes for every WSL-controlled event in the 2019 season and beyond!
6. The London Surf Film Festival
The prestigious London Surf/ Film Festival returned to Regent Street Cinema in Oct 2018 with movies on show such as Lisa Andersen's 'Trouble' and the UK Premiere of 'Momentum Generation' (presented by surf icon and coolest guy on the planet, Rob Machado!)
@rob_machado is an icon of our surfing tribe and an undisputed style master. It was an honour to host Rob at this year's LS/FF and have him present the UK Premiere of @momentumgeneration at the festival. It was such a special evening! Dir. @zimbalistbros and featuring surf legends Rob Machado @kellyslater @taylor_knox @shanedorian @benjiweatherley @patchy_o @rosswilliamshawaii @kalanirobb @taylorsteele we're stoked to announce that the jury awarded this honest & insightful film Best Documentary 2018! If you missed it, get your crew together and watch it on iTunes from 5th November world-wide! #bestdocumentary #independentfilm #surfhistory #surfculture #momentumgeneration #LSFF2018xREEF #iconsofsurf #robmachado �� @surfsistas / @peterchamberlainphoto
7. The Boardmasters x SAS Big Autumn Beach Clean
On Saturday 27th October, nearly 200 of you joined us for Beach Cleans on two of our favourite beaches – Fistral & Watergate Bay - as part of Surfers Against Sewage's record breaking 'Big Autumn Beach & River Clean' campaign. Together, we removed 110 bags of waste that included avoidable plastics, netting, nurdles, fishing ropes, glass bottles, cans, recyclables and even a mop bucket!
8. Our Boardmasters 2019 First Wave Lineup Reveal
Our first wave of acts for Boardmasters 2019, including the Saturday headliner, were revealed in a stylish way through an epic large-scale design in the Newquay sand!