Elizabeth Pepin Silva, Paul Ferraris | 2018 | 20 min.
2019 Official Selection
Through surfing and a love for the ocean, five women who live near Pleasure Point (a world-class surf spot in Santa Cruz, CA) become friends and eventually sources of support and encouragement for one another once they become pregnant around the same time. Ignoring people who tell them to stop surfing while pregnant, the women decide instead to listen to their own bodies and continue doing what they love – just with some extra precautions and modifications.
The women discuss the challenges they face as their bellies grow bigger and their wetsuits no longer fit, but also the joy of being in the water with their unborn child inside them experiencing the ocean together as one.
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