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    Surfing Out of Bounds: Blind Surfer Perseveres Against the Odds

    If you’ve ever felt like you didn’t have what it takes to accomplish your dreams, take a moment to learn a thing or two about Derek Rabelo.

    Rabelo has never actually seen a wave. He was born completely blind in Brazil on May 25, 1992. Two years ago he took up surfing and began to act upon a prayer his father said while Rabelo was still in the womb— that his son would become a famous surfer.

    Now Rabelo has surfed 15 foot waves with legendary surfers like Kelly Slater and judging by the attention he has received, that prayer has become a reality.

    The following video tells the story of how Rabelo showed up in Hawii earlier this year and made an impression on one group of surfers there.

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    The following is part of new documentary on Rabelo called Beyond Sight, The Derek Rabelo Story.

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