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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

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,...
1 May, 2015 - VIDEOS: If this clip of Bethany Hamilton doesn't blow you away, we don't know what will. The Hawaiian goofyfoot put in some serious...
3 April, 2015 - TEAM: Bethany Hamilton has signed on for another two years with the world’s top surf wax company, Sticky Bumps. She has been with the surf...
Bethany Hamilton and the girls winners © Rip Curl
3 November, 2014 - GROMS: The Bethany and Alana Keiki Classic took place this past Saturday, October 25 at their home break of Pine Trees, Hanalei, Kauai. The...


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