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.
Will you please prayerfully consider financially supporting this special movie that will inspire this entire generation. TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE BEYOND SIGHT MOVIE PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK TO MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE ONLINE DONATION: http://walkingonwater.com/donate/. You can also mail a tax deductible donation by mailing a check payable to Walking On Water and mailing it to: Walking On Water, Attn: Beyond Sight Movie, 5928 Balfour Court, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
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Two days before the Pipeline Masters decided the 2012 ASP World Champion and Pipe Master, Kelly Slater stopped by the Haleiwa Cafe to chat with Derek. They talkeda bout the upcoming contest, and Derek with him luck. Later that day Bruce Irons, Makua Rothman & Reef Macintosh all joined us for a surf.
Everyday has been blessed in so many ways. Derek even trained with 2 very famous MMA fighters Yannic Beven and Ricardo Arona. We also had fun hanging out on the beach with Lakey Peterson, Tom Curren, Coco Ho & Tj Barron for the Pipe Masters.
The Kickstarter Fundraiser campaign for the "Beyond Sight" movie is coming down to the final 6 days! So far we have raised $32,000 but we need an additional $46,000 for a total of $77,777 by December 21st or else we do not receive any of the funds and nobody's credit card donations will be prcoessed.
Will you please ask everyone you know to go to the "Beyond Sight" Kickstarter website and become one of our Kickstarter financial backers for any amount to help us finish this special movie?