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Bethany Hamilton

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on 13 November 2012

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Bethany Hamilton The Soul Surfer About Bethany Hamilton After The Attack Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm in a shark attack in Hawaii on Halloween morning in 2003 she was surfing with her best friend Alana Blanchard and Alana's brother and Dad. She lost over 60% of her blood and still survived. Bethany was 13 years old when it happened. That means she was our age! Here is a video of
Bethany Hamilton After the shark attack Bethany went to Thailand. She went to Thailand right after the tsunami to help the people in need. She taught a little kid how to surf, and that made her realize how "love is bigger then any tidal wave, more powerful than any fear." -Bethany Hamilton. She said it was "a blast". After she got back from Thailand she started training for competition again. Bethany started out with a long surf board and had to get to a short board by her next competition. She trained everyday until competition. Bethany Hamilton was born on February. 8th. 1990 into a surfing family. She lives in Kauai, Hawaii. She is a professional surfer with her best friend Alana Blanchard who is also a professional surfer.Bethany learned how to surf when she was 4. Bethany is a die heart surfer with an amazing story your about to hear! Training Competing
After The Attack Bethany Hamilton's first competition after the attack was the Open Women's division in January. 2004. Bethany placed 5th overall. Just over a year after the shark attack Bethany took her first win after the attack at the Explorer Women's division of the 2005 NSSA Nation Championships, wining her first national title. Also she came first in the NSSA Helping Kids Champion. Since the attack Bethany has turned pro and has participated in numerous ASP and world tour events. Bethany Hamilton's biggest achievement is coming second in the ASP 2009 World Junior Championships. Faith Bethany Hamilton believes in God and shares her story of faith, determination and hope to millions. Inspiring everyone she meets. Bethany tries to spread the word of God while she travels the world surfing. Bethany believes in Christ as she prays for people and helps people by involving them with Christ, she wants to spread her story to as many people as she can. Before 2003 Before the 2003 Bethany Hamilton was wanting to be a professional surfer. She came first in many competitions and had great professional surfing ahead of her. Bethany was and still is sponsored by Rip Curl. But what you don't know about her is what happened to her ...... Bethany Hamilton followed her dream to become a professional surfer and has inspired and put hope into others along the way. Bethany has proven there will be rough spots along the way, but you have to stick with it a pursue your dreams and what you believe in. Bethany Hamilton surfing today....... I choose Bethany Hamilton as my hero because she has fallowed her dreams even though she has had some rough times, like losing her arm. Also she inspires so many like me. Bethany Hamilton has a book that she wrote herself. The book is called Soul Surfer. She also has a documentary about her called Heart Of A Soul Surfer and a movie called Soul Surfer. This is Bethany Hamilton when she won the 2005 NSSA National Championship for the Women's division with all the other winners. This is Bethany Hamilton before 2003.
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