Last week the Big Apple had a big visitor. Kai Lenny! For those who are unfamiliar with Kai, he is a professional surfer from Hawaii. He is without question one of the most talented surfers on the planet. He is best known for his big wave prowess, however Kai excels in just about any and every form of board riding. He is the quintessential waterman.
Kai was in town with another supremely talented big wave surfer and photographer, Derek Dunfee. Derek just released a new big wave zine featuring Kai called DEKKA KAI, and their first stop on their tour was New York! Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the release event, but the next day they had a follow up event. Kai Lenny, Derek Dunfee, and local big wave pro Will Skudin would be out surfing in Rockaway with anyone and everyone who wanted to come by. I couldn't miss the chance to be in the water with three of the best big wave surfers in the world, so I was there to shoot. It was an awesome time hanging out with these guys, who were all super down to earth and really cool. Thanks to Hurley Surf Club NY for putting the event on!