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.

Featuring:   Linda Benson, Robin Janiszeufski Hesson “Zeuf”, Ashley Lloyd, Kim Mearig, Heather Tiddens, Jennifer Useldinger, Aubrey Falk, Rachel Harris, Deb Trauntvein, Shakira Westdorp


“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


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 Festival, 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

More Screenings in 2009-2012:

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

Reviews:, 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