Blind surfer dreams big



I am married to a very special man.
Derek was born blind but had a big dream.
He started to surf when he was 17 years old. Slowly he managed to ride the waves very well without sight.
At an age of nineteen he accomplished his dream to surf pipeline. A documentary about Derek's life called "Beyond sight" has impacted so many people's lives.
The movie has been showed arround the world and many are inspired that nothing holds him back and the faith he has in God.

Now he started to dream bigger.
He wants to surf the three biggest waves in the World in Portugal, Tahiti and Hawaii.
I believe that through God's strength he can accomplish that dream.

We need to raise funds, so we can take a production crew with him to share  the incredible images and story to the world.

If you have been impacted through Derek's life or want to see him inspiring more and more people, we would appreciate your help.

Donations ()

  • Ricardo Souza 
    • $20 
    • 26 mos
  • John moreton 
    • $10 
    • 28 mos
  • Taylor Brant 
    • $20 
    • 29 mos
  • bryan jennings 
    • $500 
    • 29 mos
  • Don Mills 
    • $20 
    • 29 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Madeline Rabelo 
Organizer
San Clemente, CA
Derek Rabelo By Madeline Rabelo 
Beneficiary
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