In March this year, we launched the #surfpopgirlchallenge: a call to all surf sisters and water women around the world to share their love for the ocean! We challenged them to introduce a sister to the ocean who could benefit from her healing powers.

The response from all over the world was incredible and our challenge got lots of following. Water women agreed that the ocean has powerful healing effects. The ocean makes them feel “free”, “the most happy human on earth”, “alive” and “powerful.”

At Surfpop, we have seen first hand how surfing can empower girls! Last year, 17 girls from the disadvantaged community of Masiphumelele Township in Cape Town, South Africa, joined Surfpop. How does the ocean and surfing make them feel? Free, happy and on top of the world!

We hope that the #surfpopgirlchallenge encouraged and still motivates many surf sisters and water women around the world to introduce more girls and women to the ocean.

Together, let’s continue to share the stoke #surfpopgirlpower!