Kia ora, my name is Emily, I was born in the UK. I didn’t start surfing until later in life when I moved to Sydney, Australia at age 30. In 2016 I moved to Gisborne and in 2017 I became the Gisborne Boardriders Club (GBC) Women’s Representative. Since joining GBC I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside an awesome team who have supported in the implementation of some great women’s and girls initiatives. In March this year we ran the inaugural Salty Sirens Women’s Surf Festival in Gisborne which was a huge success. When I’m not surfing I’m tinkering with my old Land Rover Series 3 or planning my next DIY project! I’m passionate about empowering women and girls to get out there, have fun, take risks and change the status quo. It’s great to be a part of AWSA and I’m looking forward to connecting with all these awesome women around Aotearoa.