‘An empowering history of badass women.’
Stephanie Gilmore, Australian World Champion Surfer
In the 1980s surf culture was the hottest thing on the planet – a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. In the world of professional surfing women were just a sideshow, paid a tenth of the prize money, pressured to compete in bikinis and relegated to holding contests during the men’s lunch breaks.
Girls Can’t Surf is a riveting documentary telling the unknown story of an inspiring band of renegade surfer girls who fought to create their own professional sport, changing surf culture forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more, this documentary 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.
What: Girls Can’t Surf
When: Monday 11th January – Sunday 17, gates from 6pm, screening at 8pm
Where: UWA Somerville
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