Celebrate International Women's Day with a Virtual Livestream with breathtaking surfing talents Layne Beachley, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Pauline Menczer and WA's own Jodie Cooper on March 8, with a 5.15 pm arrival, 5.20 pm Q&A on-screen and film start at 5.50 pm @ Luna Leederville & Luna on SX.
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.
"One of the best documentaries ever made about surfing" Tracks
"Could Be the Most Important Surfing Documentary To Date” Stab Magazine
"The stories are gnarly and the film is amazing" Monster Children
"A must-watch" Time Out
"An empowering history of badass women as never seen before. This film has motivated me to continue their legacy and push through the remaining boundaries. This story is important and so relevant for where we stand today." Stephanie Gilmore
"Inspiring" Ita Buttrose
"This captivating, poignant and long over-due film celebrates the surfing sisterhood... awe-inspiring heroines" Kathy Lette
"An enthralling tribute, full of wit and grit and laughter." Helen Garner
“Thanks to this movie will start my day feeling more powerful than ever.” Tayla Harris
"Wow. What a powerful story! Best thing I have seen in a long time!" Torah Bright