I was born and raised in Western Australia where I competed as a professional bodyboarder. Most people don’t realize that the ocean waters off the coast of Western Australia are as equally treacherous and formidable as the ocean waters off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands. This is where my foundation began. When I was 18 years old, I came to Hawaii for a competition and met Tamayo while bodyboarding out at Pipeline.
Emilia Perry on a late drop at Pipeline. pic: Vince Cavataio.
A few years later, I picked up a surfboard, we got married and there was no turning back. As Tamayo fined tuned my skills, I became good enough to land a paid contract deal with one of the major brands in surf clothing. Ever since, I’ve been competing at Pipeline in any and every contest that has a women’s division available; whether it’s surfing, longboarding, bodyboarding or bodysurfing. The vast amounts of ocean knowledge that Tamayo has ingrained in me over the years is priceless. The knowledge and wisdom I have gained over the years has given me a tremendous amount of confidence in any body of water any where in the world. This knowledge has also helped me a great deal in competition, allowing me to place in the semi-finals of every surfing discipline. Whilst being a professional surfer, I have also had the privlage of working as a stunt-women in such feature films as ‘Battleship’, ‘Soul Surfer’, the t.v. series ‘Lost’ and most recently ‘Hawaii Five-0’. Mahalo Emilia and Tamayo About Tamayo Perry
Emilia Perry, your north shore surfing lesson Instructor. pic: Moses Slovatizki
Emilia Perry surfing Teahupoo, Tahiti. Charging! pic: Bruno Lemos
Op Team Rider : Emilia Perry Op AD campaign
Emilia perry having fun in the sun on the beautiful north shore of Oahu. Cruising it with style. pic: Tamayo Perry
National Geographic (special edition); Oahu’s north shore. The seven mile miracle. One of the wonders of the world.
National Geographic (special edition) “EARTH’S MOST AWESOME PLACES.” Emilia Perry did a photo shoot pertaining to our 7 mile miracle of waves. pic: Sean Davey
Emilia Perry, stunt double for Emilie de raven on the set of the hit TV show “Lost”.
Surfing on Oahu’s, north shore. Competing at ” The Pipeline Women’s Pro”. Emilia is one of the only 2 females ever to have competed in all three divisions. Short Board, Long Board and Body Board… It is also worthy to note that she has placed in at least the semi-finals of all three divisions as well.
Emilia Perry charging on a bodyboard in the heavy barrels of Western Australia.
Emilia scores the cover of Pacific Longboarder Magazine at Teahupoo, Tahiti. Tandem surfing with Tahitian legend Vetea David.
Emilia Perry body surfing her way on to the contents page of HEAVYWATER Magazine. pic: Allen Mozo
Our little mermaid. No…sorry kids, it’s not Ariel. She’s better, because this mermaid can teach you how to surf. pic: Island Style Images
Stunt swimmer in the Universal Picture’s film, ‘Battleship’.
Sunset Beach surfing on the island of O`ahu. Emilia’s quite comfortable in any size surf. pic: tglaser.com
Editorial photo shoot for FOAM Magazine. pic: Leb Orloff
Your north shore surf instructor…teaching you how it’s done. pic: Erick Ipple
A mermaids life within the Hawaiian sea.
Emilia and her endagered friend, the sea turtle. pic: island style images
Emilia lands the Girlosophy Calendar Cover… Girlosophy is a series of books aimed at strengthening and empowering women.
Stunt double in “Soul Surfer” for Helen Hunt
Hawaii five O Season 4 episode 20 . Sasha Pieterse surfing double.
Longboard, bodyboard and shortboard.