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Six female-focused adventure films

When Ruth from our marketing team can’t be outdoors, she spends her time looking for inspiring stories from others. Here are some of her recent finds. They're mostly available to watch for free online and all between 10 and 40 minutes, perfect for a bitesize bit of adventure.

Sierra Leone’s only female surfer

Kadiatu Kamara joined her local surf club when she lost her father in a pandemic. This is a beautiful short, a seven-minute film shining a light on the power that a connection to nature can have when coping with stress.

Surf's Up: A Million Waves | Watch on Facebook >

Round the world without power

Sarah Outen’s (MBE) film Home follows her adventure around the world, on which she covered 20,000 miles without taking any transport not powered by her own body. It shows her gruelling four-year emotional and physical journey, travelling by bike, kayak and rowing boat. The film has won numerous awards including the 2019 Banff best exploration and adventure film.

Home - an Outward Journey Inward | Watch on Vimeo (£9.99) >

Skating - a 90s thing

If I could describe this film in one word it would be “joyous”. The story follows Yvonne Dowlan’s lifelong passion for figure skating, as she hit the ice regularly well into her 90s. It’s got everything - a bit of romance and a badass female lead - to make just about the best chick flick you’ve ever seen.

Edges | Watch on YouTube >

Making waves in Iran

Irish surfer Easkey Britton travelled to Iran to surf a remote break. The result is a fascinating insight into a local community in a country we rarely get to see inside. During her time there she taught local women to surf and shows the importance of sport for all in an area of inequality.

Into the Sea | Watch on Amazon Prime >

A tale of endurance

Lael Wilcox returns to a race in which she set the record for the women’s category in 2015. The Tour Divide is a 2,750 mile self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to Mexico. This time she’s back to try and win the whole thing.

I Just Want to Ride | Watch on YouTube >

Taking on the world

An amazing story about one woman’s determination to make it into the World Surf League after having one arm bitten off in a shark attack as a child. It’s an inspiring story that shows if you have courage and belief you can get through anything.

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable | Watch on Netflix >

If you've got any more recommendations, we'd love to hear them. Drop us a line on Facebook or Instagram.

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