INSPIRED: A Blind Surfer’s Faith Takes Him To Pipeline

  • June 19, 2014
  • By Walking On Water
INSPIRED: A Blind Surfer’s Faith Takes Him To Pipeline, Beyond Sight (3 minutes)

Derek Rabelo  was born blind, unable to see even the faintest glimmer of light, in the small beautiful city of Guarapari, Brazil. Deciding he wasn’t going to confine his life to being blind, he pursued surfing, and now he finds himself doing the unthinkable — surfing the North Shore’s gnarliest waves. His journey to Pipeline has been documented in Beyond Sight, an upcoming story told by Walking on Water Films, featuring the likes of Bethany Hamilton, Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton, Makua and Koa Rothman, Rob Machado, Tom Curren, Joel Parkinson, Kala Alexander, Mike Stewart, Lakey Peterson and Damien Hobgood.

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Walking On Water

Professional surfer Bryan Jennings started Walking on Water in 1995 with the vision of using his surfing abilities to share his faith with young people. His idea was to hold an overnight surf camp for junior high and high school students where he would not only teach students how to surf, but also focus on sharing his Christian faith. What started as a small camp of ten students has now grown into a worldwide ministry that reaches thousands of people through surf camps and films.

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