31 March 2015

Watch: How The First Female Surfers In Iran Battled The Odds

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French filmmaker Marion Poizeau explores the subculture of girls who surf in Iran in her documentary, ‘Into The Sea’.

First released two years ago, Into The Sea captures the truth behind a seldom talked about topic.

Poizeau follows the story of three women: Irish pro surfer Easkey Britton, Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji, and Iranian diver Shalha Yasini, who have formed the first surfing club in Iran: Waves of Freedom.

Watch how they dealt with curious bystanders, cultural norms, and other challenges while surfing in Iran.

Watch the documentary below:

Iran Surfing-First Part from marion poizeau on Vimeo.

[via Messy Nessy Chic]