It's the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN'T SURF follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley, GIRLS CAN'T SURF is a wild ride of clashing personalities, sexism, adventure and heartbreak, with each woman fighting against the odds to make their dreams of competing a reality.
Working closely with Director Chris Nelius and Writer and Editor Julie-Anne De Ruvo we developed a treatment that reflected the punk attitude of these women and their time.
Animations were hand made, using painted acetate and scratching back into the sheets. Typography was drawn form the magazines of the period and then dialed up to eleven.