Film Screening 8th May, 2021

Poster for Girls Can't Surf

Girls Can't Surf 

5:00 PM, 8th May, 2021

  • M
  • 108 mins
  • 2020
  • Christopher Nelius

It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical egos – male egos, to be exact. Enter a radical band of renegade female surfers from Australia and beyond who are intent on doing more than battling the waves. Tired of having their undoubtable talents dismissed and from competing for pitiful prizes like show ponies, these women light the fire in a decades-long fight for recognition and equality, ultimately changing the sport forever.

Featuring sensational archival footage and interviews with trailblazing surfing greats like 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.