Weight: 170 lbs.
From: La Jolla, California
Sponsors: Volcom, Etnies, Pacific Drive, Christiansen
Derek Dunfee represents the next generation of La Jolla, California rippers-the same place that gave us surfing legends Richard Kenvin, Peter King, and Saxon Boucher. Derek’s one of the new rippers at Big Rock who gets to spend a heavy amount of time paying his dues as a newly formed junior boatman on Tavarua. Not everyone gets that kind of job, and not everyone gets as many tubes as those kinds of workers, so look for more insane barrel sequences of another future tube-master named Derek.-A.C.