Women in the surf

Australia, 1986

Film

The first non-fiction feature about Australia’s women of the surf tells the history of women’s surfing in Australia from 1915. It moves through the big board era to the present day, with women becoming a surfing entity in their own right. The video shows the women surf riders surfing their own calender and tells of their hopes, fears and pleasures as they ride the waves.

Where to watch/play

Available to watch on ACMI premises over WiFi for purposes of research and study

Credits

producer

Esta Handfield

production company

Mandy Smith

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300794

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surfing

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Women athletes

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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