SMILE AND WAVE was selected for the 5th Annual NY Women's Surf Film Festival 2017, directed by Georgia Matts. “Smile and Wave” tells the story of two best friends who travel up and down the coast of New South Wales surfing and filming their adventures. The debut feature by first time filmmaker and friend, 23-year-old Georgia Matts was shot over a two and a half year period and captures the hardships faced by Australian Skye Burgess and her partner South African Sarah Baum, two extremely passionate and talented female athletes. In a time when female surf movies are far and few between and tend to feature bikinis and lifestyle over skill and style in the surf, “Smile and Wave” aims to bring the focus back to highlighting the tremendous surfing abilities of female surfers.Read More
The NY Women's Surf Film Festival will be partnering with the Rell Sunn Benefit Surf Contest held in Montauk on the same day (August 12th, 2017). The surf competition will be held at Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY. Their benefit raises funds for The East End Foundation, a local 501-K, that serves local families who are challenged financially due to debilitating illness. The Montauk community comes together to lift them up though our support and resources in hopes of making their journey a softer one. The NY Women's Surf Film Festival is excited to join the cause, and will donate all proceedings of our raffle to The East End Foundation.Read More
August 12-14th 2016, at Rockaway Beach Surf Club. Photos taken by Beth Perkins.
IT AIN'T PRETTY was selected for the 4th Annual NYC Women's Surf FIlm Festival 2016, directed by Dayla Soul. The documentary is about the Challenges and triumphs of Female big wave surfers fighting sexism in the Water, in competition, in the media and in the surf industry with the support of a closely-knit community of like-minded women. featuring ocean beach surfer bianca Valenti’s journey from childhood phenom to world-class big wave charger, This probing, incendiary and thought-provoking film takes you Inside a growing movement of women that are shattering the shallow and sexualized images of female surfers in the media.Read More
WORM DREAMS BIG: A TRIBUTE TO THE BENEVOLENT BAD-ASSES OF THE WOMEN'S LONGBOARDING COMMUNITY was selected for the 4th Annual NYC Women's Surf Film Festival 2016, featuring surfers Erin Ashley, Jen Smith, Julie Cox, Shaney Jo Darden and directed by Beth O'Rourke and and Jeff Den Broeder.
Erin “Worm” Ashley’s has a big dream: raise awareness about the importance of early breast cancer detection by partnering with The Keep A Breast Foundation and throwing a good, old fashioned style surf contest with the best women longboarders in the world at First Point, Malibu, California.Read More