In the small beauty city of Guarapari, Brazil, before Derek Rabelo was born, his father prayed this has son would become a famous professional surfer and named his son after the legendary Pipeline surfer, Derek Ho. Unfortunately on May 25th 1992, his prayer seemed unanswered when Derek was born blind.
But, being born blind did not stop Derek Rabelo from pursuing his dream to surf Pipeline and make his dad’s wishes come true. Seventeen years later, 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.
The film by Walking on Water, “Beyond Sight” is the inspiring story of Derek who overcomes his blindness to surf regularly, and even surf Hawaii’s Pipeline, one of the world’s most dangerous and powerful waves. Along the way, he inspires the best surfers in the world including Kelly Slater, Gerry Lopez, Tom Curren, Damien Hobgood, Derek Ho, Laird Hamilton, Lakey Peterson, Coco Ho, and the entire surfing world.
Derek’s story shows us the lesson that the best journeys in life are walked by faith, and not by sight.
Also, the movie is just shy of its $77,777 Kickstarter fundraising goal to finish production. Here’s the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1102935190/beyond-sight-movie-the-derek-rabelo-story
Check out the trailer below