Dillon Perillo Malibu, CA
Local spot: Malibu
Boards: 5’10 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 Rookie, 5’11 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16 Proton, and 5’9 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 Fred Rubble
Traction: DILLON PERILLO FLAT PAD / HIGH KICK 2 PIECE
Sponsors: Rip Curl, Monster, Smith Optics, Famous, DC Shoes, Val Surf
Hailing from Malibu CA – Dillon Perillo has made a name for himself world wide as one of the most stylish surfers in the business, combined with a progressive approach and lethal forehand carve the time is now for this young American.
He broke on the scene in as an amateur winning the NSSA Open Junior title at age 15 in 1995. He has sense ripped his way through the ASP Pro Junior ranks winning numerous events around the world. His final year as a ASP Junior he finished up 2nd in North America and had a solid run in the World Championship event in Australia.
With the help of Rip Curl, DC Shoes, Skullcandy, Smith Optics, Monster Energy Val Surf and Channel Island Surfboards Dillon has developed his talents surfing the worlds best waves. He has recently partnered with Kai Neville as one of the elite surfers used in Kai’s world-renowned motion pictures. Keep up as Dillon continues his prowess as a free surfer all while pushing to make a run at the ASP World Tour.
2004 NSSA Open Juniors National Champion the most soot after amateur titles in North America.
Surfed in both the 2010 and 2011 ASP World Tour Rip Curl Pro Search Events as Rip Curl’s wild card.
2009 ASP North American Junior runner up. Managed three event wins that year, but could not secure enough points to take the title.
Dillon has risen as a front-runner for America’s free surf movement. With a dominant amateur presence he has spent the past 2 years focused on surf media centered trips to progress his surfing and wave the American flag for what many are calling a modern day Momentum generation. In this short time he has accomplished a lot taking part in some of the past few years best movies as well as landing some major features in America’s most popular surf media.
2012 Dear Suburbia: The most recent in Kai Neville productions in which only 10 of the worlds best surfers made the cut and many are calling it Kai’s best film todate.
2012 Lets Surf Seriously: TransWorld Surf’s interpretation of modern day surf cinema. With an eclectic group of the worlds best surfers this film will be one for the ages.
2011 Lost Atlas: A Kai Neville production where Dillon was aligned as one of the 14 main featured surfers along side names like Julian Wilson, Dane Reynolds, and Dusty Payne.
2011 FLOAT: A Rip Curl produced film that sent Dillon to Indo for over 4 months in 2010 where he spent his days on the Indies Trader II surfing the best waves from the most north point in Indo to the most South East.
2010 NOW: Chippa Wilson’s project filmed and produced by Riley Blakeway.
Dillon has proved to be a go to surfer for many of the worlds best surf photographers. His reputation for a stylish approach and technical air game have separated him from his peers and landed him all over global surf publications both in editorial and advertisements. Most notable was his recent eight-page feature in the September issue of Surfing Magazine.
Online and Social
Recognizing the value of online media, Dillon has spent the past few year producing short edits for distribution that have brought new value to his profile. Matched with a strong push from all his current sponsors it is hard to miss him if roaming online surf media. Dillon slowly taken notice to social media and will continue to develop this in the coming years.