Rhea Manalo is 37 years old and has lived most of her life in the Philippines. She came to Suave Dulce to learn to overcome an intense fear of the ocean and fulfill her dream of riding a wave. It was a week-long process starting with just getting comfortable standing waist-deep in the water, but by the end Rhea stood up on a board and rode a few waves all the way to the sand. She was overcome with emotion. Everyone who witnessed her success was so proud of her and very inspired. Anything is possible!