Girls Can’t Surf – IN CINEMAS MARCH 2021
The untold story of how a band of renegade surfer girls in the 1980s fought to create their own professional sport, changing surf culture forever.
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 the 1984 Beaurepaires Surf Open in Cronulla, women competed for A$5,000, whilst men had a staggering A$95,000.
When Pam Burridge won the North Shore pro in 1990 she took home $10,000. A small step up.”
GIRLS CAN’T SURF – Coming to Australian cinemas MARCH 2021