Bethany Hamilton

Professional Surfer


-Bethany Meilani Hamilton

-Lihue, Hawaii

-Born February 8, 1990


-Two brothers

-Began surfing at age 2

-Won first surfing competition at age 8


-October 31, 2003, age 13, Bethany went surfing with her best friend

-7:30 am, Bethany was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water

-15 foot tiger shark attacked her & severed her left arm just below the shoulder

-Lost over 60% of her blood and went into shock

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Overcoming the Obstacles

-Just one month after the attack, she returned to the water

-Worked with other survivors

-Learned new strategies on how to do things

(get dressed, do her hair, make a sandwich, etc.)

-Looked to God

-Husband & family are a big support system

Bethany's Achievements

Heart of a Soul Surfer: The Bethany Hamilton Documentary TRAILER