Girls Can't Surf

Girls Can't Surf

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Documentary on the women who made waves on and off the ocean by standing against the blatant sexism in the professional surfing world. More

It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluorescent colors, 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. Features surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more.

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2020Rating: M108 minsAustralia
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Girls Can't Surf | Reviews

You'll be inspired by this rebellious sports doco, on the women making waves in the 1980s boys' club of professional surfing.

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Stuff

Stuff

A spectacular, angering, engrossing and inspiring yarn, well-assembled and packed with indelible personalities.

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Screenhub

Screenhub

Rides a thrilling wave of female empowerment.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

A great tribute to all of these athletes and a timely reminder of everything that led up to the decision to raise the women’s prize money to parity with the men’s just two years ago.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A definitive documentary for female empowerment, while providing a satisfying narrative arc that vindicates the many sacrifices the film’s subjects had to make.

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Girls Can't Surf | Release Details

Girls Can't Surf is available to stream in Australia now on Stan and Google Play and DocPlay and Apple TV and Prime Video Store.