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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

 
 
17 July, 2014 - VIDEO: Today Bethany is hoping that the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang will run while she's in Bali. Bethany has competed at Padang once...
15 July, 2014 - ASP: ASA Entertainment announced today that the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro will take place...
9 July, 2014 - CONTESTS: With a medium sized swell on the approach, Rip Curl will give the competitors a chance to warm up in an Expression Session on Thursday...
Bethany Hamilton, New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival, ASP 6-Star Women's QS, ASP Australasia Junior Qualifying Series, Fitzroy Beach, Taranaki
28 April, 2014 - ASP WQS: The New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival is set to start today at Fitzroy Beach, Taranaki and will host an array of the world's...
Bethany Hamilton, Soul Surfer, Flip Flop Shops, Cobian, Sandals
15 April, 2014 - INTERVIEWS: Depending on which media lens you view her through, there are multiple Bethany Hamiltons out there. As seen through the surf media...
23 September, 2013 : - TEAM: Rip Curl announces a renewed, multi-year partnership with one of surfing's most inspirational ambassadors, Bethany Hamilton....