• About the Film - The Women and the Waves 2 © 2016

We only have the present moment. How will you live it?

The Women and the Waves 2 is a documentary surf film that celebrates women and their unique approach to surfing and life. The film looks at the state of surfing today from a feminine perspective and features positive role models who give back to people and the planet. Ultimately, the film is a portrayal that a life filled with gratitude for one another and the world we live in, is a life well lived. And when the joy of surfing is added to the equation, it makes life that much more sweet.

Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking 2009 film, THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES; THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES 2 continues to explore the culture of surfing in relation to six surfers and their lives both in and out of the water.

This is filmmaker, Heather Hudson’s second film about women’s surfing.
Featuring: Demi Boelsterli, Kristy Murphy, Ashley Lloyd Thompson,
Jeannette Prince, Mary Bagalso & Isabelle Radis

With: Robin Janizeufski “Zeuf” Hesson & Richard “Frosty” Hesson


Heather Hudson is dedicated and passionate about documenting the unique lives and passions of diverse and talented surf women. The six women in this film celebrate life and the words “I can”. You’ll love their stories in this beautifully crafted film.

Linda BensonWorld Champion, 5 X U.S. Champion, International Surfing Hall of Fame

It is beautiful and gives all of us a wonderful view of some lovely lady surfers of today!  What a treat.  Photography is better than ever.

Marge CalhounSurfing Pioneer, Makaha International Champion, 1958

The surfing community has too few opportunities to get together and celebrate the joy we share out among the waves.  Your movie is about the bigger picture and Zeuf’s spirit is bigger than life.  Thanks to you most of my new surfing mentors are women.

Andy Neumann1960’s Pro Surfer, Original Santa Barbara County Surf Club Member and President, Hope Ranch Surf Club President 1964, USSA Berkeley Scholarship, Architect

I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to see your film here in Santa Cruz. It is so beautiful. I came away with a deep sense, for the first time, that I am not alone in my surfing life!

Sarah GerhardtBig Wave Rider, 1st Female Tow-In Surfer, 1st Woman to Surf Mavericks

Film Festivals & Screenings 2016 – 2020

Surf Film Festival Official Selection

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Sawyer Supply Company Screening Event Santa Cruz, CA.
Santa Barbara Surf Nite: Benefit for Heal the Ocean, CA.
Patagonia Film Festival, Santa Monica, CA.
Santa Cruz Film Festival
Honolulu Surf Film Festival
New York City Women’s Surf Film Festival
Beach Shorts Film Festival,  Hermosa Beach, CA.
Carolina Surf Film Festival – WINNER ** Audience Favorite Award

La Paloma Theater:  Benefit for the California Surf Museum, Encinitas, CA.
Surf at Lisbon Film Festival, Portugal
Harmony Hotel Event with Joni Sternbach, Nosara, Costa Rica
Wavescape Film Festival, Capetown, South Africa
Traveler Movie Night, Pacifica, CA.
Festival Sayulita, Mexico
Pacifica Beach Coalition’s Earth Day Movie Night, CA.
Surfer’s for Strays Rescue Fundraiser, La Saladita, Mexico
La Saladita Limpia Environmental Program Fundraiser, Mexico
Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival, Queensland, Australia
New Directors New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal
Wahine Surf Film Festival Night, Gisborne, New Zealand
8th Annual Florida Women on Waves Event, Cocoa Beach, Florida
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Benefit Event, CA.
Brunswick Picture House Screening, Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia
Women’s Surf Film Night to Benefit Women’s Center, Cornwall, England
Aoka Surf Studio & Sea Together Screening, Whangamata, New Zealand
Sandy Feet Initiative Women’s Surf Film Festival, San Clemente, CA
Harmony Hotel Film Series Screening

Will your town be next?  
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Women & The Waves 2 surf film poster

What the Audience is Saying:

“I bought The Women and the Waves 2 online (twice by mistake)
and teared up so much the first time, I had to watch it again right away.
It was SO GOOD! Loved it Heather, and thank you for making it!”
Zoe R.

“Loved it!  We actually watched
(The Women and the Waves) #1 and #2 back to back.
We enjoyed  #2 even more.  Great job.”
Barry Hatchett – Polaris Promotions

“LOVED the film.  A unique glimpse into the lives of some special women,
woven together with such a powerful storyline.”
Corey R.

“What you have is magical.”
Brenda Gousha. –  Get Back Supply Company

“Beautifully done and I look forward to sharing it with our audiences!
Wendy Eidson, Director, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

“Beautiful waves, beautiful people and a killer soundtrack.”
Sarah B.

“Enjoyed the stories, nice slice of life!  Great surfing and wow… the b-roll is really nice.”
Sean S.