Surfing against the odds in Rio de Janeiro

At prestigious surfers' beach in Brazil, locals escape troubled community to become champions of the sport.

    Ipanema Beach in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro attracts surfers from around the world.

    But while the sport is often out of reach for many of those living in poor neighbourhoods nearby, one community is bucking that trend - and churning out surf champions.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Rio de Janeiro.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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