The empowering story about how Australian and American women surfers took on the establishment to be taken seriously as athletes and not as bikini bodies. It’s the dayglo 1980s and surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Layne Beachley and more, are watching as surfing becomes mainstream and yet women’s surfing falls further behind. Something must be done.

Taking on leering sexists and unimaginative administrators, these renegade surfers push back against expectations, demanding not just professional equality but a freedom from social and physical exploitation.  Drawing on stunning archival surfing footage and sharply eloquent interviews, Girls Can’t Surf tells the thirty-year story of surfing equality.

Join us for the Queensland premiere of Girls Can’t Surf, followed by a Q&A with surfing great Wendy Botha, moderated by Cheyne Horan.

Country: Australia

Curated Gold Coast Film Festival