Derek Rabeloskates rides a bike, plays soccer, skateboards, and does a bunch of other stuff you’d expect from a 19-year-old. All the despite the fact he’s blind, having lost his vision to glaucoma when he was a baby. Not being the kind of guy who bandies about the word ‘no’ very often, this Brazilian wunderkind recently took up surfing. Yep, SURFING. And once getting his sea legs, he then opted for the next big challenge: going up against some of the biggest, baddest waves in the world. Hawaii, anyone?
In this five-minute short flick, we see Derek strut his stuff off the shores of America’s 50th state. It’s a bit of a nail-biter, but in the good kind of way. Warning: watching this amazing story may inspire you to carpe the ol’ deum in some area of your life. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.