Set in the peroxide fluoro circus of 80’s surfing, Girls Can´t Surf tracks a band of renegade female surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever.
While all sports are the same, surfing was also where extreme discrimination against women existed. Although surfing was a unisex sport in the 1950s and 60s, it belonged to a big industry where money was gathered when it became a professional sport and since then it was reorganized to be male-oriented. Around this time, prize money for female surfer’s was only tenth of that for men, and they had pressure to wear bikinis. Girls Can´t Surf is a documentary that focuses on female surfers who broke through the problems head-on. The female athletes from Australia, the U.S., and South Africa fiercely resisted host and fellow athletes, inequality from sponsors, homophobia, and male supremacy. It’s a story of powerful women who overcome the prejudice that women cannot surf well. (MOON Seok)
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