Friday, June 12, 2009

1980s Women Greats

Stumbled upon this really neat video of the great women surfers of the late 1980s:

The write-up of the video goes like this:

"This independent documentary film expands the surf film genre and features some of the most unique and visually stunning moments in women's sports cinematography. The film was shot on location in Tavarua, Fiji, a remote 30-acre island in the South Pacific that is surrounded by one of the world's best ocean reef breaks.

"Against this backdrop, charging ten-foot waves that pound the coral reef beneath, or inside the hollow of a perfectly-shaped "tube" - Surfer Girl captures images of women athletes rarely seen on television or in film. The women speak of their passion for the ocean, for surfing, and for following their dreams, despite the odds against them. Surfer Girl features Americans Frieda Zamba and Debbie Beacham, and Australian's Wendy Botha, Pam Burridge and Jodie Cooper... Five women. Ten world titles. Personal and compelling stories."