This Blind Surfer Learned His Sport By "Listening To The Waves"

Proving once and for all, you really can do anything you set your mind to

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    Meet Derek.

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    Derek was born blind, which meant that his fathers dream for him, of being a surfer, looked impossible.

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    But when Derek was 17, he learned of his father's dream, and the fact that he had been named after pro-surfer Derek Ho, and decided to give it a go.

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    At first, Derek's father helped him out, taking him to the ocean every day. When he started to improve, his father sent him on a course, to properly learn.

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    Derek practiced with friends, and soon fell in love with surfing. How does he do it?

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    “I listen to the ocean and feel it,” says Derek. “And every single part of a wave makes different noises. So, I can decide which side of the wave I should surf towards."

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    Here's Derek's amazing story.

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