It’s only March, but I am anticipating this to be one of the most inspirational, feel-good stories of the year. Derek Rabelo, a blind surfer from Brazil, met up with Makua and Koa Rothman on the North Shore last month and dropped in at Pipeline with the rest of the locals. He even got barreled.
“I jumped off the beach and I tried to paddle out with him, closing my eyes and I couldn’t even do it,” Makua said. “I just naturally needed to open my eyes.”
Just watch the whole video. It’s amazing. It speaks for itself.