Throughout history, it has been said that women can’t do this or that, but recent times, through the likes of movies, TV and more, has not only shown us, but has proven that this is not the case. An upcoming documentary from Studio Soho further supports the idea that women really can do anything. 

Girls Can't Surf releases August, 2022! / Picture Credit: Frieda Zamba

Girls Can't Surf releases August, 2022! / Picture Credit: Frieda Zamba

Girls Can’t Surf is a forthcoming documentary that is set to release later this year (2022), and it set to show that woman can indeed surf. 

The all-new documentary will be focusing on a true story about a group of female rebels who faced the male-dominated professional surfing world head-on in a battle for equality. 

Girls Can’t Surf tells the untold tale of how these women fought to create a professional sport just for them within the 1980s. 

In the 80s, the world of professional surfing is a mixture of bright colours, peroxide hair dye and overwhelming male egos. The documentary will follow the journey of a team of female friends and surfers who simply wish to achieve quality, and to see the sport changed for the better. 

Girls Don’t Surf will feature some of the best surfing greats, such as Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more. 

The documentary is a wild, thrilling ride of personalities that crash together like the roughest waves, combining the lows of sexism and heartbreak, with the adventure of a lifetime. 

Early reviews for Girls Don’t Surf have claimed the feature-length documentary to be filled with “awe-inspiring heroines” (Kathy Lette), as well as showcasing “an empowering history of badass women” (Stephanie Gillmore). 

Despite the documentary not releasing for another four months, it is still great to get so much information about the title. Hopefully we will soon see a trailer or teaser clip showcasing the women’s skills and journey. 

Girls Can’t Surf will be released into UK cinemas on August 19th, 2022.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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