Upcoming Event
SYDNEY EVENT Wednesday 13th June 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour

Derek Rabelo - Blind Surfer

23-year-old blind surfer, Derek Rabelo is one of the most inspiring young sportsmen alive today.

Derek’s courage and skill captured the imagination of young people around the world following this year’s release of the movie Beyond Sight (www.beyondsightmovie.com) which chronicles his amazing quest to surf the massive waves of Pipeline, Hawaii.

Derek’s story begins in the small beautiful city of Guarapari, Brazil, where his father prayed that his son would become a famous professional surfer. 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 and physical training. As Derek perseveres towards his goal of surfing Pipeline, he inspires the best pro-surfers in the world including Kelly Slater, Damien Hobgood, Rob Machado, Lakey Peterson, Taj Burrow, Laird Hamilton and more, who are featured in the film.

You will learn from Derek’s story that the best journeys in life are walked by faith, and not by sight. He shares this story with grace and great humour, inspiring a generation to believe to chase their dreams ; nothing is impossible .

To find more about Derek Rebelo and surfing blind check out http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/blind-brazilian-surfer-derek-rabelo-conquers-pipeline-and-aims-for-the-heavens-20150806-gisp00.html

CHANCE TO WIN A PERSONALLY SIGNED SURFBOARD
All students will have the chance to win an MG surfboard,
(www.mgsurfboards.com) personally signed  by Derek Rabelo.

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