Surfer Extraordinaire: Derek RabeloFeatured

Blind Victories, Inspiration, Sports, Surfing Victories, Uncategorized

Born with congenital glaucoma, 21-year-old Brazilian surfer, Derek Rabelo, stands in victory. Nothing stops this young surfer from riding high tides and big waves. At the age of 3 years old, he took up the sport in his small town of Guarapari, Brazil. Despite being blind, he participated in many other recreational activities; swimming, skateboarding and riding bikes. Recently though, Rabelo has become recognized globally in the surf community. Last winter, Rabelo traveled to the North Shore of Oahu, to surf Pipeline. His amazing journey and achievements are shown in…