Unlike most adventure films, we will dive deep into the backstories of these women, revealing their grit and guts, ultimately
showing that pushing the limits of human ability, and seeking high-risk outdoor adventure are no longer the purview of men alone.
Our cast includes two time big wave world champion Paige Alms, Puerto Escondido Cup winner Bianca Valenti, SUP,
outrigger and big wave surf pioneer Andrea Möller and the original big wave warrior, former WCT star Keala Kennelly.
Despite their achievements in the water, these women struggle for sponsorship and juggle full time jobs to support their passion.
Paige Alms, two-time WSL Pe'ahi Challenge Winner, two-time WSL XXL Big Wave World Champion and WSL XXL Women's Best Performance Winner from Maui.
Keala Kennelly, Triple Crown Winner, WSL XXL Women's Best Performance Winner, spent over a decade on top of the pro tour and notoriously placed first among a field of men to win the XXL Pure Scot Barrel Ride of the Year in 2016, Kennelly is also one
of the first openly gay women in pro surfing.
THE WISE ONE
Andrea Möller, SUP World Record holder, WSL XXL Women's Best Performance Winner, first woman to paddle surf Pe’ahi in Maui and world record holder for stand up paddling from Moloka’i to Oahu.
Bianca Valenti, ASP Women's Pipeline Pro Champion, Nelscott Reef Big Wave Champion and Puerto Escondido Cup Champion, Valenti has led the fight for a women’s heat at Mavericks and the formation of the Committee for Equity in Women's Surfing.
Director Sachi Cunningham is a pioneer water photographer at San Francisco’s notoriously treacherous break, Ocean Beach. An award-winning filmmaker and photojournalist with degrees from Brown University and UC Berkeley, she is a rare female voice in the field of surf storytellers. Her work has taken her from the deserts of Iraq to the shores of the Amazon for outlets including PBS Frontline, the NYTimes, LA Times, and top surf magazines. She mentors young filmmakers as a professor of journalism at San Francisco State University. A cancer survivor and mother, Cunningham has been included in both Surfline’s list of top filmmakers and Surfer Magazine’s list of top water photographers. Through her unique perspective, she gives viewers unprecedented access to this story.