Derek Dunfee On Cote’s Cube

In this episode of Cote’s Cube presented by New Era, big wave charger and XXL paddle in winner Derek Dunfee talks about his horrendous, bone-breaking wipeout and self produced movie Down With The Ship.


On June 9th 2008, Derek Dunfee severely broke two bones in his leg while surfing Cloudbreak, a surf spot off Tavarua island in Fiji. Two days later Derek underwent surgery in San Diego California: eight screws and a titanium plate were installed into his leg.
On November 30th 2008, 5 ½ months after Derek broke his leg, Derek caught the winning 2008/2009 Billabong XXL paddle in wave at Mavericks.
This short film shows what happened in those 5 1/2 months leading up to Derek’s XXL winning wave.
A film by Derek Dunfee
Art by Taylor Dunfee
Edit by Ryan Broomberg