Girls Can't Surf (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

Girls Can't Surf (2020)




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It's the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN'T SURF follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever.

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Critic Reviews for Girls Can't Surf

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

If you consider Girls Can't Surf as an oral history from the women on tour, then it's much easier going because what it's not is a deep dive into a sport that devalued their contributions and the culture that fuelled it.

March 19, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film is a great tribute to all of these athletes and a timely reminder of everything that led up to the decision to raise the women's prize money to parity with the men's just two years ago. The current generation has much to thank them for.

March 18, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A tribute to the journey of sparky Australian women surfers, once only allowed to compete during lunch break now reigning world champions, in an abundantly informative doco

September 25, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Girls Can't Surf is a spectacular, angering, engrossing and inspiring yarn, well-assembled and packed with indelible personalities.

April 8, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

...a definitive documentary for female empowerment, while providing a satisfying narrative arc that vindicates the many sacrifices the film's subjects had to make.

March 24, 2021 | Rating: 18/20 | Full Review…

Knowing that significant change has finally come to the sport doesn't diminish the potency of hearing about the horrors, struggles and rampant sexism that female surfers endured for decades.

March 13, 2021 | Full Review…

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