Behind the Lens: Tommy Perkins

Maui is without doubt the most well known windsurfing Mecca, attracting hoards of pros and holiday makers every year, ready to take on the brutal Ho’okipa break. Boardseeker catches up with and gets behind the lens of windsurfer and photographer, Tommy Perkins. 

Tommy takes us on a whistle stop tour of Maui, with some unbelievable images, but first lets find out a little more about the man behind the camera:

I’m a Doctor (Anaesthetist) and Jo is a teacher (Primary school) in Poole, UK although we’re originally from Shoreham-by-Sea. I’ve been windsurfing about 7 years and Jo about 3. We love travelling all over the world chasing wind and waves.
I started taking an interest in photography about 4 years ago when a broken foot (windsurfing) kept me off the water for 3 months. As you can see from my portfolio ( I mainly shoot landscapes and was nominated for the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2012. As any weekend warrior knows, work commitments limit time on the water and behind the lens, but in 2012 we both took 6 months off work for a dream trip to Maui and Western Australia, eventually settling in New Zealand for a year.


When my new wife and long-suffering windsurfing widow, Jo, left me in charge of organising our honeymoon destination there was only one place on my mind: Maui. We’ve been lucky enough to have several trips to Maui before, chasing perfect wind and waves. Here’s a few photos that we’ve taken on our trips….

Thanks to for the fins and who make The Kula Hoodie, the ultimate beach hoodie for the great British Summer!

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