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Gender Outlaw, A Bodysurfing Story

‘Gender Outlaw, a bodysurfing story’ the first documentary from Cross Step Content, profiling transgender athlete Tyler Wilde. 

Gender Outlaw, a bodysurfing story, is a documentary that navigates the tumultuous waters that Tyler Wilde, a transgender bodysurfer and teacher has had to move through as he searched for big surf, his true self and his chosen family. 


This is a story about the resilience and acceptance that Tyler found, and that many transgender individuals have had to explore in their personal journeys as they go through their transition. Tyler is honest and raw about the process, but he also shows us how the joys in his life; bodysurfing and his unexpected community have helped him find his true self.


Williams, a long time friend of Tyler says “Throughout our friendship, I have had so many moments where Tyler’s journey has been a life lesson for me. It was time for me to share that with the world.”

Tyler hopes by telling his story, he can help to create a safer, more empathetic place for youth to become empowered and confident in their bodies and identities. To support that vision, we encourage you to donate directly to the TransLatin@ Coalition, founded in 2009 by a group of Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles, California, as a grassroots response to address the specific needs of TGI Latin@ immigrants who live in the United States. 


Watch now: Gender Outlaw, a bodysurfing story

The Surfrider Foundation believes The Beach Belongs To Everyone, and will continue our fight to ensure full, fair and safe beach access for all to enjoy. Be sure to follow the Gender Outlaw Film on Instagram for updates: @genderoutlawfilm.