Being born blind did not stop Derek Rabelo from pursuing his dream to surf Pipeline!
Beyond Sight Film Synoposis:
Amidst the small beautiful city of Guarapari, Brazil, Derek Rabelo’s father prayed that his son would become a famous professional surfer. His father named his son after the legendary Pipeline surfer Derek Ho, the embodiment of his dream. Unfortunately on May 25th 1992, his prayer seemed unanswered when Derek was born blind. Seventeen years later, Derek decided that despite his blindness he still wanted to surf and that he wanted to surf Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Through the encouragement of his parents, best friend, and surf coach, Derek embarked on a three-year journey of grueling mental, physical and spiritual training. Join Derek as he perseveres towards his goal of surfing Pipeline and along the way inspires the best surfers in the world including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Laird Hamilton, Tom Curren, Damien Hobgood, Adriano de Souza, Jadson Andre, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson, Makua Rothman, Derek Ho, Lakey Peterson, Coco Ho, and the entire surfing world. You will learn from Derek’s story that the best journeys in life are walked by faith, and not by sight.
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