"Chicks on Boards" is a wild, colourful trip around the world with a cheerful message: "Where there’s a will, there’s a way" – or rather a wave. Surfing is about expressing freedom. But this freedom between the sky and sea has its limits, especially to women when they return to solid grounds. In many cultures a woman on a surfing board is seen as an insult, often synonymous with exclusion, sanction, sometimes facing serious consequences. Some ignore this danger, and continue to surf.
In Chicks On Boards, Dörthe Eickelberg, ARTE presenter and passionate surfer, begins a world tour to meet young women who despite their religion, skin color, or tradition want to conquer freedom on their surfing boards. Even if it implies losing everything they have.