Amee Donohoe was born in Sydney, Australia, and showed promise in the water from the get-go. The progressive natural-footer made her way onto the scene in 1996, winning 1st place in the Rusty Gromfest. That win set her path in motion, and after making a name for herself as a grom, she came onto the ASP Women's World Tour
in 2002. After a brief stint at the elite level where she enjoyed moderate success, Donohoe failed to requalify in 2005, yet the persevering youngster embarked on a free-surfing pilgrimage, refining her skills before injuring her knee.
Following an intensive surgery and an 18-month rehabilitation, Donohoe bounced back and regained her position amongst the elite in 2007. In 2008, Amee took on the established veterans and a fresh crop of rookies with style, punch and bite, stepping up and staging some big upsets to finish Top 5. Amee Donohoe came back from injury and competed on the Tour in 2010.