Black Surfers Matter

Posted By ASJ Staff

This film narrates the historical role that racism plays in the SoCal surfing culture. White Wash explores why surfing is still a majority white sport and asks important questions. How do these these culture-defining activities such as surfing and other outdoor recreation sports lack racial inclusivity?

Although these activities may not play a prominent role in the historical oppression that blacks have faced, it is important to recognize that there are critical obstacles that enforce modern day racism.

Written and directed by Ted Woods, this documentary analyzes racism through the prism of water and deconstructs California’s beloved water sport.

If we deny history it keeps coming back to haunt us. #blacklivesmatter