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.

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

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

Distributers: Madman Entertainment (AUS & NZ) and Film Constellation (INT)