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Wendy Botha to star in new women's surfing documentary


East London surf star Wendy Botha will feature in a new documentary film about a band of surfer girls who fought to turn women’s surfing into a professional sport in the 1980s.


The Side Show will be written and directed by Christopher Nelius, co-creator of series Storm Surfers, and produced by Michaela Perske (Black Divaz).


Wendy will stars alongside Australian Pam Burridge and American Frieda Zamba.

Together, they carved a name for themselves in a male-dominated industry, paving the way for future generations and changing the face of international surf culture forever.


The film's IMDB synopsis reads:


"It's the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of flouro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos.

"Surf culture is the hottest thing on the planet and male surfers the Main Event. Meanwhile, women surfers are being paid a tenth of the prize money and relegated to holding contests during the men's lunch breaks.

"The Side Show is the untold story of how that ragtag bunch of inspired, punk girls broke loose to turn women's surfing into the multi-billion-dollar industry it is today."


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