Girls Can't Surf

Girls Can't Surf Mon 11 - Sun 17 Jan Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium Mon 11 - Sun 17 Jan Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium $10 - $19
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Mon 11 - Sun 17 Jan at Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, from $10 - $19

'An empowering history of badass women.'

Stephanie Gilmore, Australian World Champion Surfer

In the 1980s surf culture was the hottest thing on the planet – a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. In the world of professional surfing women were just a sideshow, paid a tenth of the prize money, pressured to compete in bikinis and relegated to holding contests during the men’s lunch breaks.

Girls Can’t Surf is a riveting documentary telling the unknown story of an inspiring band of renegade surfer girls who fought to create their own professional sport, changing surf culture forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more, this documentary 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.

Christopher Nelius
Jolene Smith Jorja Smith Harmon, Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Pauline Menczer, Alisa Schwarzstein-Cairns, Ian Cairns
Julie-Anne De Ruvo, Christopher Nelius
Anna Howard
Julie-Anna De Ruvo
Michaela Parske, Christopher Nelius
Song Zu
108 mins

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Gates open at 6pm, the film starts at 8pm. 

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Time & Location

Mon 11 - Sun 17 Jan

Gates open 6pm | Films start 8pm

Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 STIRLING HWY, CRAWLEY, WA, 6009 / Godroo



    • Adult: $19
    • Concession: $17
    • Friend: $16
    • Student: $13

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Seating by general admission.
Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.


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