EP 59: Pam Burridge - 1980s trailblazers in women’s surfing, The upcoming film “Girls Can’t Surf,” Fighting for equality in pro surfing, Narrabeen, Turning pro at 15, and adding Pipeline and Teahupo’o to the women’s tour


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1990 World Champion and women’s surfing pioneer Pam Burridge talks about the upcoming “Girls Can’t Surf” film about the trailblazing group of female professional surfers in the 1980s. She describes the early days of the women’s tour and the intense struggle to take on the male-dominated pro surfing world to achieve equality. She dives into her surfing origins, turning pro at the young age of 15, and almost winning a title in her first year on the Championship Tour. She breaks down winning the World Title in 1990 and what it will take to get more Australian titles. Then, she touches on Narrabeen as a stop on the upcoming Australian Leg of the tour and how adding heavy water waves like Pipeline and Teahupo’o to the women’s tour will change the dynamic.

“Girls Can’t Surf” will be in theaters around Australia on March 11 and New Zealand from April 8.

For more information please go to: madmanfilms.com.au/girls-cant-surf/

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