Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton became one of the great inspirational stories in professional sports when she returned to the pro surfing circuit after losing her left arm in a shark attack - at age 13. Remarkably, just a month after ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1990 in Lihue, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

Dolphin Tale 2 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Stars in Danger: The High Dive 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Contestant

The Biggest Loser 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual GMA Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Soul Surfer 2011 (Movie)

(from memoir: "Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board") (Source Material)
Music (1)

Soul Surfer 2011 (Movie)

("Fire Within") (Song)
Other (1)

Soul Surfer 2011 (Movie)

Creative Surfing Consultant(Water Unit) (Creative Consultant)

Biography

Bethany Hamilton became one of the great inspirational stories in professional sports when she returned to the pro surfing circuit after losing her left arm in a shark attack - at age 13. Remarkably, just a month after the Hawaii-based surfer was attacked by the tiger shark, she was back out on her board. Hamilton ended up relating her experiences in a memoir, <i>Soul Surfer</i>, which was later made into a feature film with AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt. The film's release helped catapult Hamilton to a new level of exposure, and she became a fixture on talk shows and other motivational-speaking environments.

Relationships

Tom Hamilton

Father

Cheri Hamilton

Mother

Milestones

2011

"Soul Surfer," film adaptation of memoir, released

2009

Finished second place in Billabong ASP World Junior Championship

2005

Won NSSA National Competition for surfing

2004

Published memoir "Soul Surfer"

1998

Won first surfing competition

Bonus Trivia

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Appeared on the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting in 2011.

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Appeared in a video for I Am Second, a Christian organization, in 2011.

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