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Bethany Hamilton

Kauai, Hawaii
Photo By: 
Noah Hamilton

Kauai native Bethany Hamilton is perhaps one of the most inspiring surfers. A tiger shark bit off her left arm in 2003, while she surfing with close friend and fellow rising star Alana Blanchard. Blanchard’s father used his leash to stop the bleeding and ultimately save Hamilton’s life. Although she lost 60% of her blood and underwent many surgeries, Bethany made a miraculous recovery and began competing again. She won the Explorer Women’s division at the 2005 NSSA championships and has competed in numerous World Tour events.

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Fiji Highlights: Defay topples Moore to claim the Fiji Women’s Pro
Fiji Highlights: Defay topples Moore to claim the Fiji Women’s Pro
Bethany Hamilton in outstanding form at WSL Fiji Pro
Bethany Hamilton surfed Cloudbreak at last year's Fiji Women's Pro and earned an impressive third place finish
21 March, 2017 - WSL: Inspirational surfer and phenom Bethany Hamilton (HAW) was awarded the wildcard slot for the World Surf League (WSL) Wahine Pipe Pro, her...
19 January, 2017 - FILM: Lieber Films announces that production is underway in Hawaii on "Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable", a new documentary project...
Bethany Hamilton (HAW) will face Tyler Wright (AUS), current No. 1 on the Jeep Leaderboard, and Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) in Round 1 Heat 3 of the Swatch Women's Pro.
31 August, 2016 - WSL-CT: Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California will once again welcome the world’s best female surfers from September 7 - 18 for the...
Bethany Hamilton at this year's Fiji Women's Pro
14 July, 2016 - TEAM: Bethany Hamilton has withdrawn from the annual ESPY Awards after being nominated in the Best Female Athlete With a Disability category....
30 May, 2016 - WSL CT: Johanne Defay has claimed victory today at The Fiji Women’s Pro, Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT...
23 May, 2016 - WSL: The world’s best female surfers are descending on Tavarua for the Fiji Women’s Pro which will kick off next week...


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