Derek didnt get his start as a photographer. A lifelong surfer raised on the reefs of La Jolla, California, Dunfee soon began traveling the world. Going on to become one of the most respected big wave surfers on the planet. Fast forward to present day, and hes reached a comfort level in heavy conditions that allows him to take his camera into scenarios most could never imagine.
Having been compared to a climber ascending MT. Everest with an ice axe in one hand and a camera in the other. Dunfee's images take you right into the heart of some of the oceans most powerful moments. Its this Unique perspective that makes his imagery so remarkable, and ultimatetly timeless.
DEKKA, Dereks big-wave zine, has developed a cult following for its unfiltered depiction of a life dedicated to chasing and documenting massive surf.
Photographer/ Filmmaker/ Big Wave Surfer
Based in San Diego