Team New Zealand hits the ISA World Games with just two athletes: Paige Hareb and Saffi Vette. In this visual diary, Saffi Vette takes us behind the scenes as Team New Zealand hunts down an Olympic qualification spot. What they didn’t expect was countless swabs up the nose or a trip to hospital …
Filmed by Saffi Vette and Paige Hareb Edited by Saffi Vette
Born in the Waikato, Derek has worked as a photographer since 1994. During that time he has surfed and photographed extensively throughout New Zealand, the Pacific, South Africa and Australia. Derek founded New Zealand Surf Journal in 2018 to tell the stories of New Zealand's most inspiring surfers, artists, thinkers and coastal dwellers.
Derek was named New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year for 2018.