Women have been riding waves for decades, and they've developed their own unique style in surfing.
Sense and sensibility are the main features in surf movies featuring all-girl casts and female riders. The experience of entering the surf world as a female is captured brilliantly in these films. They communicate the "sixth sense" aspect of surfing that is commonly associated with women in the water.
The colors and shots; the angles; the surf lines drawn on the wave faces; the smiles and stories behind each film are somehow different when telling it from the female perspective. The testosterone is missing; the attitude is easier. This doesn't mean girl movies are slow and boring. It's quite the opposite.
The best female surf movies have evolved as perceptions of girls in the surf are changing to embrace equality. New approaches to telling their stories are seeing great reception from women and men alike. SurferToday.com has selected 22 surf films in which surfer girls and women are filmmakers and/or stars of the plot.
The surf industry has also prepared a few interesting documentaries showing and explaining how surfing captures the soul of women.
This list of female surf movies is sorted alphabetically. Pick your favorite, watch the trailer and buy the DVD.
A Girl's Surf Addiction
AKA: Girl Surfer
By the Way
Dear & Yonder
Girls Rip - A New Era in Women's Surfing
Hana Surf Girls
Heart of a Soul Surfer
Heart of the Sea
Leave a Message
One Winter Story
Surf Girls - The Explosion
The Modus Mix
The Women and the Waves