Stoking momentum for women’s surf coverage from all sides of the lens.

Featuring Patcha Light, Cindy Vortman (Cinderpixx), Clementine Bourke and many more in a stellar lineup of female creator-led panels and a curated selection of international shorts, photo projections, and film celebrating women women in surf.

The gaher ’round as several festival contributing photographers, filmmakers + athletes discuss the positive media evolution of women’s surfing, and the increase of water-inspired female photographers and filmers hosted by women’s surf journalist and author of the Bikini Collective book series, Kate McMahon.

Ecuadorian born, Australian-raised surfer and activist Pacha Light will be joining us to share behind-the-scenes stories from an exciting new project with filmmakers Lucy Small and Maddie Meddings, the duo behind critically acclaimed debut film Yama that screened with us at Flotsam in ’23.

This time around the sights are set on the wave rich and biodiverse country of Ecuador – Pacha’s birthplace. With a long history of both environmental destruction and fierce resistance, Ecuador’s landscapes are some of the most important and beautiful in the world. Spliced by the Andes Mountains, patchworked by the Amazon rainforest and home to the Galapagos Islands, one of the largest marine reserves in the world and containing rich concentrations of ocean biodiversity. At (Surf) Girls On Film, Pacha will share some of Maddy’s stunning imagery tracing Lucy and Pacha’s travels beyond just wave exploration — meeting female Indigenous activists on the frontlines of environmental conflict, female surfers on the coastline and women driving the conservation efforts in the Galapagos.

This evening celebrates female athletes on film, leading female film and photographers, and the positive rise of both in unison. Come along to support the next gen of female surf creators.


As this event contains film content that is unclassified, age restrictions apply. Viewing is restricted for patrons under 15 years unless accompanied by an adult.


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Clementine Bourke

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# Sun, May 5 5:00 pm — 8:30 pm


# Tugun Village Community Centre

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