28 Feb 2024

New Zealand's gnarly wāhine celebrated in new surf film

From Nights, 10:30 pm on 28 February 2024

A new documentary aims to challenge the assumptions around women in surfing.

Over the Undertow follows four top young wāhine surfers on a surf trip across the North Island, and delves back into New Zealand's history of pioneering surfing women.

The film is screening now as part of the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival.

Cassia Walton and Lauren Crerar are the co-directors of the film and they join Emile Donovan.

The promotional poster for Over the Undertow. Three women stand side by side on the beach, wearing wetsuits and holding surfboards. They look out at the ocean.

Over the Undertow is screening as part of the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival. Photo: Over the Undertow