Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil. It's a melting pot where drug dealing and violence go hand in hand.

Despite its infamous reputation, Rocinha is a special place for around 150,000 people that inhabit Rio de Janeiro's well-known steep hill.

Among this chaotic mass of concrete, brick, and cables, there's a tight community of surfers who only need to walk a mile to find great waves.

There's more to Rocinha than crime and misery. The Brazilian favela is also a place where dreams come true, and professional surfing careers start.

The Rocinha Surfing Association is working hard to get kids from low-income families into the ocean and the waves and to break barriers between social classes.

Do you want to impress a future surfer? Is your kid into surfing? Discover the coolest surf-inspired toys for playing at home or outside.

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On November 26, 2018, the World Surf League (WSL) suspended the iconic Peahi Challenge, in Maui. Why? There was too much wind, and the conditions were too gnarly for big wave surfing.

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