Documenting the female surfing experience.

“The Women and the Waves” is a documentary surf film that explores the lives of female surfers who, through the decades, have chosen to paddle head first into the male dominated sport of surfing and found a place of their own. Surfer girls, women who surf, women who don’t, female athletes, and the men who love them gain insight into what it’s like to “Surf like a Girl!”  This inspiring film, featuring generations of women surfers, reveals what has. transcended surfing’s status as a sport to become a passion so strong, it is the dominant force in their lives.

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with Special Features including:

  • Extended Interviews
  • Downloadable Desktops
  • Trailer & Photo Gallery

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".. thoughtful and provocative."  Gerry Lopez

"A picture capturing the hearts and souls of true women of the ocean and surfing world."
                                                                Marge Calhoun

"This movie is the best I've ever seen as far as capturing what it really feels like to be a female surfer.  This isn't Roxy glitter or angry feminists complaining about getting the short straw.  This is real.   It's awesome."                      Holly Beck      

"..Not focused on logos, it serves as a well-rounded, indie account of the estrogen-filled side of the sport."                Surfer Magazine, August '09

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News Flash: 
Gravity Magazine Review/August 2010
We found the film both engaging and inspiring.......It is a moving, yet buoyant, portrait of female surfers and the waves they ride–then and now."
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"Sitting on the other side of the gender divide... My fear was that this could be code for bikini burning feminists indulging in some "man-bashing". The reality couldn't have been further from the truth. " 
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 in the UK!

Review from France/June 2010
"..En bref, de belles prises de vue, de beaux paysages et des interviews qui valent le détour.."

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Sportsister,UK/May 2010   Click here

Drift Surfing Europe/April,2010
Click here to read article by Shannon Denny (UK)

Official Selection/Film Festivals  2009-2012:

Santa Barbara International Film Festival
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Santa Cruz Film Festival
Maui Film Festival
Spot X Surf Fest (Australian Premiere)
Ventura Film Festival
New York Surf Film Festival
Bend Film Festival
Taos Mountain Film
La Femme Film Festival
Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival
The Surf Show, Waveriders Fest., Bristol, UK
Taranaki Surf Film Premieres, New Zealand
Tynemouth Surf Film Festival, N.E. England
Montezuma Film Festival, Sano Banano ,Costa Rica
Flagstaff Mountain Film, Arizona, U S A
Honolulu Surf Film Fest./Hawaii Academy of the Arts
San Diego Surf Film Festival @ Birds Surf Shed

Also in 2009-2012:
Benefit Screening for:Heal the Ocean
Benefit Screening for:Marine Mammal Center
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Mass.
Surfrider Foundation:
            E. Long Island Chapter Fundraiser
Beach Shorts Film Fest: Hermosa Beach, Ca.
Benefit Screening for: Calif. Surf Museum
Film Series @ University of Hawaii, Oahu
Byron Bay Community Centre Screening
"Appetiser" to theYallingup Surfilm Festival
Surf Nite at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
"Girls in the Curl Surf Event":
                At Pepperdine University in Malibu, Ca.
Surf Nite at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Dos Pueblos Surf Team Fundraiser, Goleta,Ca
"The Present Moment" Screening:
                 Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Whistler/Blackcomb, Brittish Colombia, Canada
Cocoa Beach Surf Museum Screening, Florida
Waves of Change, Solana Beach, Ca.
Jane Pickens Theater Screening, Newport, R.I.
Santa Barbara MaritimeMuseum Re-release Screening

WATCH our segment on "REEL HAWAII"    October , 2009:     Click Here

Jesse Locks  "See Jane Do"  interview with
Executive producer, Heather Hudson
January,  2010:  Click Here

LISTEN to the Pepperdine People Podcast  February,  2010:   Click Here

READ :,August 2010, June 2010, June 2010
Sportsister Magazine, May 2010
Drift Europe, April 2010
Cooler, January 2010
YLS Surf Magazine, October 2009
Surfer Magazine, August 2009
Women's Adventure Magazine, June 2009
Women's Surf Style Magazine (WSSM),Summer 2009
Central Coast Magazine (CCM), May 2009

A Graciegirl / Swell Pictures Production
By Heather Hudson / Peck Euwer
© 2009
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