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Bethany Hamilton

Professional Surfer; Shark Attack Survivor; Inspiration for the Film "Soul Surfer"

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 Bethany Hamilton Biography

Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of faith, determination, health, and hope. Born into a family of surfers on February 8, 1990, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany began surfing at a young age. At the age of eight, Bethany entered her first surf competition, the Rell Sun Menehune event on Oahu, where she won both the short and long board divisions. This sparked a love for surf competition within her spirit.

At the age of 13, on October 31, 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai's North Shore. The attack left Bethany with a severed left arm. After losing over 60 percent of her blood, and making it through several surgeries without infection, Bethany was on her way to recovery with an unbelievably positive attitude. Lifeguards and doctors believe her strong water sense and faith in God helped get her through the traumatic ordeal.

Miraculously, just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water to continue pursuing her goal to become a professional surfer. In January of 2004, Bethany made her return to surf competition; placing 5th in the Open Women's division of that contest. With no intention of stopping, Bethany continued to enter and excel in competition.

Just over a year after the attack she took first place in the Explorer Women's division of the 2005 NSSA National Championships winning her first National Title.

In 2007, Bethany realized her dream and turned pro. Bethany has since participated in numerous ASP and World Tour Events with her major highlight being a second place finish in the ASP 2009 World Junior Championships.

Since losing her arm, Bethany's story has been told in hundreds of media outlets and she has been recognized with numerous awards, public appearances, and various speaking engagements.

In October 2004, Bethany shared her life story in her autobiography entitled Soul Surfer. Seven years later, the book was made into a major motion picture bearing the same title which released theatrically in April, and for home entertainment in August 2011. Other books Bethany has written include Devotions for the Soul Surfer, Rise Above, A Soul Surfer Bible, Ask Bethany, and Clash, Burned, Storm, and Crunch. Further, Bethany was the inspiration behind Becky Baumgartner's 2007 documentary entitled Heart of a Soul Surfer and voiced an animated character based off herself in the film Dolphin Tale 2.

From a young age, Bethany's parents instilled their faith in Jesus Christ; and at age five, she made the decision to have a personal relationship with Him. Bethany's foundation of faith has been her backbone; her source of truth, hope, and strength.

Out of the water, Bethany has grown from a young teenage girl with aspirations of becoming a professional surfer into a 20-year old professional surfer with aspirations of becoming a beacon of inspiration and hope. Through the platform of professional sport, Bethany has been able to touch a large number of people with her message, charitable efforts, and overall spirit. Bethany just launched her own foundation, Friends of Bethany, which supports shark attack survivors, traumatic amputees, and serves to inspire others through her life story, and is involved in numerous other charitable efforts.

Bethany's story is continually growing as she strives to be the best at whatever God calls her to do. The future is truly wide open for this young soul surfer!

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Soul Surfer Devotions

Soul Surfer Devotions

Ask Bethany: FAQs: Surfing, Faith and  Friends (Soul Surfer Series)

Ask Bethany: FAQs: Surfing, Faith and Friends (Soul Surfer Series)

Rise Above: A 90-Day Devotional (Soul Surfer Series)

Rise Above: A 90-Day Devotional (Soul Surfer Series)

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

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  • Shark Attack Survivor

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Bethany Hamilton

Professional Surfer; Shark Attack Survivor; Inspiration for the Film "Soul Surfer"

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Bethany Hamilton Biography

Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of faith, determination, health, and hope. Born into a family of surfers on February 8, 1990, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany began surfing at a young age. At the age of eight, Bethany entered her first surf competition, the Rell Sun Menehune event on Oahu, where she won both the short and long board divisions. This sparked a love for surf competition within her spirit.

At the age of 13, on October 31, 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai's North Shore. The attack left Bethany with a severed left arm. After losing over 60 percent of her blood, and making it through several surgeries without infection, Bethany was on her way to recovery with an unbelievably positive attitude. Lifeguards and doctors believe her strong water sense and faith in God helped get her through the traumatic ordeal.

Miraculously, just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water to continue pursuing her goal to become a professional surfer. In January of 2004, Bethany made her return to surf competition; placing 5th in the Open Women's division of that contest. With no intention of stopping, Bethany continued to enter and excel in competition.

Just over a year after the attack she took first place in the Explorer Women's division of the 2005 NSSA National Championships winning her first National Title.

In 2007, Bethany realized her dream and turned pro. Bethany has since participated in numerous ASP and World Tour Events with her major highlight being a second place finish in the ASP 2009 World Junior Championships.

Since losing her arm, Bethany's story has been told in hundreds of media outlets and she has been recognized with numerous awards, public appearances, and various speaking engagements.

In October 2004, Bethany shared her life story in her autobiography entitled Soul Surfer. Seven years later, the book was made into a major motion picture bearing the same title which released theatrically in April, and for home entertainment in August 2011. Other books Bethany has written include Devotions for the Soul Surfer, Rise Above, A Soul Surfer Bible, Ask Bethany, and Clash, Burned, Storm, and Crunch. Further, Bethany was the inspiration behind Becky Baumgartner's 2007 documentary entitled Heart of a Soul Surfer and voiced an animated character based off herself in the film Dolphin Tale 2.

From a young age, Bethany's parents instilled their faith in Jesus Christ; and at age five, she made the decision to have a personal relationship with Him. Bethany's foundation of faith has been her backbone; her source of truth, hope, and strength.

Out of the water, Bethany has grown from a young teenage girl with aspirations of becoming a professional surfer into a 20-year old professional surfer with aspirations of becoming a beacon of inspiration and hope. Through the platform of professional sport, Bethany has been able to touch a large number of people with her message, charitable efforts, and overall spirit. Bethany just launched her own foundation, Friends of Bethany, which supports shark attack survivors, traumatic amputees, and serves to inspire others through her life story, and is involved in numerous other charitable efforts.

Bethany's story is continually growing as she strives to be the best at whatever God calls her to do. The future is truly wide open for this young soul surfer!

Bethany Hamilton Videos

  • Surfer Bethany Hamilton Pursues her Passion Against All Odds
  • Home & Family - Shark Attack Survivor Bethany Hamilton
  • Interview with Bethany Hamilton: Sharing Faith Staying Active and ...

Bethany Hamilton Books

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Bethany Hamilton Speaking Topics

  • Shark Attack Survivor

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  • How to book Bethany Hamilton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bethany Hamilton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bethany Hamilton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bethany Hamilton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bethany Hamilton?

    Booking fees for Bethany Hamilton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bethany Hamilton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bethany Hamilton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bethany Hamilton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bethany Hamilton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bethany Hamilton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bethany Hamilton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bethany Hamilton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bethany Hamilton for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Bethany Hamilton generally travels from Kauai, HI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Shannon Miller, Amy Purdy, Shawn Johnson and Dave Dravecky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bethany Hamilton for an upcoming event.

Bethany Hamilton Speaker Videos

  • Surfer Bethany Hamilton Pursues her Passion Against All Odds
    Home & Family - Shark Attack Survivor Bethany Hamilton
  • Interview with Bethany Hamilton: Sharing Faith Staying Active and ...
    Bethany Hamilton, "Soul Surfer" - Staying True To Yourself - YouTube

Bethany Hamilton Speaking Topics

  • Shark Attack Survivor

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