Trinidad & Tobago is one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean, thanks to the islands' significant role in the global petroleum market, but the majority of the island's residents don't benefit from their nation's relative wealth. Education is hard to come by, and many young Trinbagonians end up involved in violent crime.
Trinbagonian pro surfer Chris Dennis grew up with few opportunities, but after winning a surf contest on the island, doors began opening for him. In an effort to afford young Trinbagonians the same opportunities he had, Dennis founded Waves for Hope, and teamed up with Vans and the Positive Vibe Warriors Foundation to bring over 200 surfboards to underprivileged communities on his native island. Vans' new short film, Breaking Boundaries, follows Dennis' quest to support Trinidad & Tobago's youth through surfing.