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It Ain't Pretty

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Dayla Soul

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About the Movie

A documentary about the challenges and triumphs of female big wave surfers fighting sexism in the water, in competition, in the media and in the surf industry with the support of a closely-knit community of like- minded women. Featuring Ocean Beach surfer Bianca Valenti’s journey from childhood phenom to world-class big wave charger, this probing, incendiary and thought-provoking film takes you inside a growing movement of women that are shattering the shallow and sexualized images of female surfers in the media. Including interviews with top female athletes and awe-inspiring big wave surf footage filmed in the icy waters of Ocean Beach, San Francisco and Mavericks - one of the biggest waves on the planet - this film empowers a new generation of girls to live their dreams and overcome the challenges they face along the way.

Customer Reviews

Inspiring and radical

Fast paced doc! Visually awesome! Great music and important story

It Ain’t Pretty

It Ain’t Pretty was an inspiring portrayal of the history, and the future of women’s surfing. It breaks stereotypes, fuels stoke, and encourages women of all ages to follow their passions. The movie includes amazing surfing and storytelling. I would recommend it to any woman, girl, or surfer who wants to expand their mind, and be up-to-date with what is currently happening within surf culture.


As a female surfer in New England, I found this story to be truly inspiring and an important story to be told. These women are not only amazing surfers, but also great moms, friends, sisters, and stewards of their communities. Glad women's surfing is getting portrayed the way it always should have been- showing women as athletes, and more importantly great role models for other young women.

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