Against The Grain – The long-awaited documentary from Tara Dakides

Tara Dakides documentary Against The Grain is finally live!




I’m not sure what the story is behind the documentary of Tara Dakides’ life Against The Grain only being released now, so many years after it was made. All I know is that I have spent hours of my life trawling the internet trying to find a link to it. I knew it was there but for some reason, it was never made public.

Tara Dakides was everything to me growing up. She showed me what strength, style, and determination looked like while being surrounded by the men’s world of snowboarding (I pay homage to her in this article about dealing with depression). She was one of the few women around at the time in snowboarding. Without her as my inspiration, I have no idea where I would be in my life right now. She showed me what was possible and as a result, I chased my snowboard dreams fearlessly.



Against The Grain provides a unique look into the life of one of snowboarding’s most celebrated athletes, Tara Dakides. Tara hasn’t triumphed in the snowboard world alone; she has triumphed in life, overcoming amazing odds and many career-threatening injuries to be where she is today.

Hiya, I'm Alexa. Always on some sort of adventure! I'm excited to share my stories & introduce you to other rad women, also living the dream. I'm here to inspire you to do the same :-)


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