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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.

SPONSORS: Rip Curl, Channel Islands surfboards, Cobian, Futures Fins, XTR, Zico Coconut Water


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Bethany Hamilton in outstanding form at WSL Fiji Pro
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...
21 April, 2016 - CONTESTS: The Bethany and Alana Keiki Classic took place this past Sunday, April 17th at their home break of Pine Trees, Hanalei, Kauai. The...
15 April, 2016 - CONTESTS: Bethany Hamilton and Alana Blanchard, two of the most influential female surfers in the world, in partnership with Rip Curl and...
30 March, 2016 - INDUSTRY: Bethany Hamilton’s sponsor Damon System Braces announced today a new set of emojis that let users share their feelings through a...
Bethany Hamilton (HAW) © WSL / Kelly Cestari
27 August, 2015 - WSL CT: Bethany Hamilton (HAW) has been awarded the coveted wildcard into the Swatch Women’s Pro and will compete alongside the world’s best...
16 June, 2015 - CULTURE: On Monday, Bethany Hamilton gave birth to a 7.9lb and 21-inch baby boy. "Blessed to welcome our son, Tobias, into the world,...


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