SVI presents “It Ain’t Pretty” film premiere
November 18, 2016 at Olympic Village Lodge, Squaw Valley
Women surfers face their first mavericks big wave competition, a film by Director Dayla Soul
Doors open at 6:30pm and event begins at 7pm
General admission to this event is $10 and SVI members are admitted free.
It ain’t pretty is a film about the women who surf san francisco’s ocean beach as well as a movement that has women forging new tides in women’s big wave surfing. Over the course of 3 years we followed and documented the stories of these bay area women, exploring what drives their passion to paddle out. We talked with a variety of surfers from a range of different abilities and skill, from the driven beginner to the professional big wave surfer in order to investigate what it is that draws each of these women to surf these unforgiving waters.
Surfing in the bay area is not the sunny, bikini-babe lifestyle that is portrayed in the media. It is cold, foggy, heavy and in the red triangle, the natural habitat for great white sharks. On any given day a female surfer headed out to surf ocean beach will usually find that she is the only woman in sight. It ain’t pretty explores how these factors affect each woman.