HEAVY WATER PHOTOGRAPHER AND BIG WAVE SURFER, DEREK DUNFEE PRESENTS DEKKA KAI: A PHOTO EXHIBITION AND ZINE CELEBRATING WATERMAN KAI LENNY
Derek Dunfee didn’t get his start as a photographer. A lifelong surfer raised on the reefs of La Jolla, California, Dunfee soon begin traveling the world, going on to become one of the most respected big wave surfers on the planet. Fast forward to present day, and he’s reached a comfort level in heavy conditions that allow 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 ocean’s most powerful moments. It’s this unique perspective that makes his imagery so remarkable, and ultimately timeless.
DEKKA, Derek’s big wave zine, has developed a cult following for its unfiltered depiction of a life dedicated to chasing and documenting massive surf.
This past year, Derek chose to follow young waterman and renowned big wave charger, Kai Lenny around the world. Witnessing Kai’s superhuman ability in waves of consequence was a revelation, and inspired Derek to devote the next issue of DEKKA entirely to Kai’s inspired winter season. The result is DEKKA KAI.
To celebrate the release of the zine, Dunfee will hold a photo exhibition showcasing imagery from a year spent with Kai around the globe.
Run Of Show
7:00pm – 8:00pm :: Show up to Hobie Dana Point. Find a seat, high-five your friends and help yourself to tacos and drinks. Grab a limited edition copy of the Zine and a Hurley X DEKKA KAI tee shirt.
7:30pm – 8:pm :: Slideshow, Q&A with Kai Lenny & Derek Dunfee begins along with a few surprises.
8pm – 9pm :: Stick around for photo opportunities.
All ages welcome. Free of Charge. Event is Outside – rain or shine. Give time to park. Feel free to bring a beach chair, blanket, snack, drink and get comfortable. Be extra careful if crossing PCH, only do so in the crosswalks and after looking both ways! :) Come ready for a once in a lifetime event. We can’t wait to see you!
Hobie Surf Shop Dana Point
34174 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
Tuesday May 15th, 2018 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm