New Smyrna Beach, FL – With the incredible feedback from her latest work, It Ain’t Pretty, which screened at the 2016 Florida Surf Film Festival, and took the coveted Viewer’s Choice – Feature award, Dayla has graced our jury with her expertise and passion for filmmaking as a new juror for 2018’s short films. We are honored to have her as part of our team.
Having surfed her whole life, she is deeply passionate about the ocean and the lifestyle. She was frustrated with the ﬁlms on women surfers because they all just seem to portray the stereotype of a beach bunny. She decided to make It Ain’t Pretty because she wanted to share the truth about who female surfers are and show the ability, skill, and determination it takes to surf in Northern California. She’s been ﬁlming IAP since March 2013.
Her photography and ﬁlm segments have been featured on OutsideTV, Comcast GameON, CBS, ABC, Mode TV and local San Francisco news papers and radio. She has organized, produced, and directed 8 major events/beneﬁts for her documentary and ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that earned $36,000 for equipment. She is a member of The Women’s Surf Institute and continues to be an advocate for the ﬁrst ever Women’s Big Wave World Tour!