Film Synopsis for BEYOND SIGHT:
Amidst the small beautiful city of
Guarapari, Brazil, Derek Rabelo's father prayed that his son would
become a famous professional surfer. His father named his son after the
legendary Pipeline surfer Derek Ho, the embodiment of his dream.
Unfortunately on May 25th 1992, his prayer seemed unanswered when Derek
was born blind. Seventeen years later Derek decided that despite his
blindness he still wanted to surf and that he wanted to surf Pipeline on
the North Shore of Oahu. 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.
Join Derek as he
perseveres towards his goal of surfing Pipeline and along the way
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. You will learn from
Derek's story that the best journeys in life are walked by faith, and
not by sight.