Girls Can’t Surf

Documentary Feature | 108 mins

GIRLS CAN’T SURF is the inspiring true story of a group of rebellious female surfers in the 1980s who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world in a fight for inclusion, recognition and equality.

It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN’T SURF follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more, GIRLS CAN’T SURF is a wild ride of clashing personalities, sexism, adventure and heartbreak, with each woman fighting against the odds to make their dreams of competing a reality.

In cinemas March 11 2021. Details found at Madman Films.

Director: Christopher Nelius
Writer: Julie-Anne De Ruvo & Christopher Nelius
Producer: Michaela Perske & Christopher Nelius
Executive Producers: Paul Wiegard, Michael Hilliard & Rob Galluzzo

Supported by: Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Finch, Madman, Nude Run, Song Zu & Whipped Sea

Distributed by: Madman Entertainment (AUS & NZ) & Film Constellation (INT)