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Bethany Hamilton Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 8, 2018

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Short Biography

Bethany Hamilton was born on 08-02-1990 in Lihue in the state of Hawaii, United States. She is an American Surfer, Writer, Author, Autobiographer & Television Personality.

Other Name: Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks
Other Professions: Writer Author Autobiographer Television Personality

Bethany Hamilton Complete Bio & Career

A member of the Hanalei Surf Co. team, the home-schooled Hamilton proved capable of beating more experienced surfers in competition. In May 2003, she won both her age group and the open division of Hawaii's Local Motion/Ezekiel Surf Into Summer event. Shortly afterward, she finished second in the open women's division of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) National Championships at San Clemente, California.
On the morning of October 31, 2003, Hamilton went out to surf at Tunnels Beach in Ha'ena with her best friend, Alana Blanchard, and Blanchard's father and brother. While lying on her board, Hamilton suddenly felt intense pressure on her left arm and was pulled back and forth for a few seconds before the flurry passed. Initially feeling no pain, she noticed the water around her had turned red, and her shocked friends realized that her left arm had been severed nearly to the shoulder. As the story drew national attention, it was determined that Hamilton had been attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark. Seemingly level-headed about the incident and the radical change to her body, she vowed to return to surfing as soon as possible.
Hamilton resumed surfing just one month after the attack, her determination helping to keep the story alive in the news cycle. Her 2004 autobiography, Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board, became a bestseller, and she was honored for her courage by MTV, ESPN and the United States Sports Academy. She has sought to encourage a healthy lifestyle and share stories of her personal faith through speaking engagements, the nonprofit Friends of Bethany and a large social-media following. Her second book, Body and Soul: A Girls Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life was published in 2014, and she became involved in the creation of another documentary, Surfs Like a Girl. She also managed to retain her competitive edge in the water, snagging first place at the Surf n Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro event in March 2014.

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Bethany Hamilton Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Cherilyn Hamilton and Thomas R. Hamilton. She has two brothers named Timothy Hamilton and Noah Hamilton. She is married to Adam Dirks and together the couple is blessed with a son named Tobias Dirks.

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town Lihue, Hawaii
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Kauai, Hawaii, U.S
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Surfing and Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Pro Surfer in 1998
Official Website


Car Collections Audi R8 and Mercedes SUV


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Singer Christian Rock
Favorite Food Veggies

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Bethany Hamilton

  • She started surfing at the young age of 4.
  • When the shark accident happened, she for a moment didn't even realize that something like this has happened to her.
  • She threw the first pitch at baseball team New York Yankee's game.
  • She was so passionate about surfing that she returned to surfing just one month after this incident.

Bethany Hamilton Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

34 years, 3months, 13 days old age Bethany Hamilton will turn 35 on 08 February, 2025. Only 8 months, 17 days, 21 hours,3 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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