28th Mar 2020
Surfer Girl Movies
A list of some of our favorite all girls surf movies. Surfing was a vastly male-dominated scene for many years. In the 90’s seeing a girl in the water at your local break was met with the reaction “oh wow, there’s a girl in the water”.
In the 1990’s a few more girls started surfing and then in 2002 came a Hollywood movie that exploded the girls surf scene like a nuclear bomb! The film was called Blue Crush. Suddenly every girl wanted to start surfing! Since then the ladies surf scene has grown from strength to strength and here are a bunch of awesome surf movies to prove it:
1. RISS: A film about more love with 4x World Champ Carissa Moore (2020)
Follow legendary surfer Carissa Moore around the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour season as she faces all the ups and downs head on. Beautifully shot and edited! Awesome film – but it does feature some strong language by the narrator (warning for younger viewers).
2. BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE (2018) – Preview
After losing an arm to a shark attack at age 13, Bethany Hamilton refuses to give up her dreams of being a professional surfer. IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
An incredibly inspiring story, suitable for the whole family.
3. LEAH DAWSON MIGHT SAVE WOMEN’S SURFING (2015)
Everyone needs to watch this short video – not just for ladies 🙂
4. LAKEY PETERSON: ZERO TO 100 (2013) – Preview
A look at the inspiring journey of Lakey Peterson and her rise to being one the most progressive women in surfing today. See the level of focus, training and commitment that it takes to be a pro-surfer.
5. LEAVE A MESSAGE (2011)
This action packed short film showcases the incredible progressive surfing by the Nike 6.0 ladies surfers: Malia Manuel, Coco Ho, Monica Byrne-Wickey/Eleogram, Lakey Peterson, Laura Enever & Carissa Moore.
Nike 6.0 was Nike’s surf brand at the time. Shortly after the release of this film the Nike 6.0 brand was discontinued and all of their team riders replaced their Nike stickers with Hurley ones. (Nike also owned Hurley at the time).
6. COCO HO DOCUMENTARY (2018)
Dive into the colorful story of female surfer Coco Ho from Oahu’s North Shore and learn how she got started surfing (at age 7), her rich surfing family history, ups and downs on the Championship Tour, and everything in between. Including exclusive interviews with brother, Mason Ho, father, Michael Ho, and world champion surfers John John Florence and Stephanie Gilmore.
7. SURF GIRLS JAMAICA (2019)
Surf Girls Jamaica focuses on Imani Wilmot, an inspirational Jamaican surfer who uses the sport as a means of transforming the tough lives of the women around her, in Kingston and surrounding areas.
The shocking and harsh reality of life for many ladies living in Jamaica – and how they use surfing as therapy and a tool to bring about change. #SurfTherapy
8. ALTERNATIVE LINES – The Faces of Women’s Longboarding (2018)
An absolutely beautiful video made by Roxy Facer (@Roxface) showcasing the longboarding skills of: Soleil Errico, Victoria Vergara, Justine Mauvin, Kelia Moniz, and Natalia Smith.
9. FIJI ACTUALLY (2020)
An all girls surf trip to Fiji. Featuring surfers Sage Erickson, Macy Callaghan, Laura Enever, and Hannah Bennett as they explore Fiji’s overlooked coastline. Super fun surf and spectacular scenery.
10. BILLABONG GIRLS SURF TRIP: MALDIVES (2012)
Billabong sent their ladies surfing team to check out the Maldives. Featuring pro surfers: Ellie-Jean Coffey, Catherine Clark, Alessa Quizon, Justine Dupont, Felecity Palmateer, Courtney Conlogue, Paige Hareb and a cameo appearance by surfing legend Occy.
11. THE ELECTRIC ACID SURFBOARD TEST – Stephanie Gilmore (2019)
7x Ladies World Champion Surfer Steph Gilmore test rides a huge variety of surfboards shaped by alternative shapers from around the world. Watch Steph ride surfboards that you’ve never seen before and hear what she thinks of them. It’s a fun and informative film.
COMING SOON : LAURA ENEVER- UNDONE (TO BE RELEASED IN 2020)
We can’t wait for this to be released!! Check out this teaser to see what we’re talking about!
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ENJOY THE MOVIES!!
Hope you’re back in the surf soon! 🙂