“Barbados Surfer Girl” is a documentary film about Chelsea Tuach, a remarkable young athlete who may be on her way to joining the group of 16 elite women surfers in the world. At ten years of age, the diminutive blonde was the youngest person to ever be selected for the Barbados National Surfing Team. At 17 she had won more international awards and accolades than any Barbadian in any sport in the last three decades. And now at 19 she is third in the World Juniors. She has brought more international attention to Barbados during her career than any other Barbadian with the possible exception of Rihanna.
The film follows Chelsea to several international competitions; tracking the discipline, hard work and travels of this young, talented athlete. Are the sacrifices worth it?
The film, which premiered in Barbados on August 14, 2015, is produced and written by Penelope Hynam, with Director of Cinematography Pelle Hybbinette, Editor Stuart Hall and Original score by Jazz musician André Woodvine. It has won four Awards of Merit from the Los-Angeles based global film competition Best Shorts in the categories of Documentary Short, Sports, Original Score and Fitness/Nutrition.
To request screening information or a DVD copy of the film contact Penelope Hynam of Seaweaver Productions at: