Set in Santa Cruz, California, Swell features women longboard surfers whose ages span four generations. It is a portrait of a community which shares their best waves, embraces new comers as well as old timers and comes together in a beautiful memorial, to show respect to the one they lost in the water, surfing. Swell is setting the record straight by revealing that women do surf and do it well!

Swell, as its name implies, builds and crashes, moving us to ride out the emotional wave of the filmmaker’s vision triumphantly.

Women of Vision


A Beautifully Intelligent and Poignant Film

San Jose Mercury News

A Sensitive and Artful inspection of people who surf

The Surfer’s Journal