Not your stereotypical ‘Surfer Girls’ at Ocean Beach

Feb 24, 2014

There’s no denying that the media has latched onto a stereotype of what it is to be a “surfer girl.”

DAYLA SOUL: Like they’re bikini-clad, jumping off of waterfalls and listening to cool girly music, you know? And I wanted something a little more edgy, something a little more of the reality of who we are at Ocean Beach.

Filmmaker Dayla Soul and her team want to challenge those stereotypes by making a surf movie featuring many of the women who regularly surf the gnarly waves of Ocean Beach. It’s called “It Ain’t Pretty.” Hear excerpts from a roundtable discussion between some big-wave female surfers in the film talking about what they face in the water.

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