Professional Surfer, Derek Rabelo gives inspirational talk to Year 11s
Last Monday, Year 11 students were invited to a presentation by Derek Rabelo, a Brazilian Professional Surfer who was born blind. Derek relies heavily on his sense of hearing and touch when surfing to listen to approaching white water or feeling the drag of a wave to know when to duck dive. Derek gave an inspirational talk to the students on the importance of having strong connections with friends and family to maintain a happy lifestyle. His positive attitude and determination to succeed was an inspiration to all.