Biography - A Short Wiki
Bethany is an American professional female surfer who started competing at the age of eight. Her career was almost cut short In 2003 when she was attacked by a shark. The attack left her with a severed left arm, which had to be amputated. After her recovery, she went back to surfing, a sport she loved since childhood. She released her autobiography in 2004, and later in 2011, a film based on her autobiography was released, directed by Sean McNamara. Besides surfing, she has appeared on numerous TV shows as a guest. She also has a new movie called Unstoppable, which is based on her struggles and family happiness.
Here is a short summary of Bethany Hamilton's career:
Bethany started her surfing career at the age of eight and competed in the Rell Sun Menehune event, which was held in Australia, coming in the first position. In 2002, she competed in NSSA Open Women’s Division held in the USA coming position one. In 2004 and 2005, she competed in NSSA National Competition, wherein both years she was the champion.
Family and Personal Life
Bethany was raised in a Christian faith foundation and attended church services every Sunday with her parents. Through a mutual friend, she met Adam Dirks in 2012, who was a youth pastor at the time. The two started a relationship that led to their engagement in 2013. Their engagement was soon followed by their wedding on 18th August 2013, which was held on Kauai. In 2015, they were blessed with their firstborn son Tobias followed by their second-born son Wesley in 2018. Bethany loves keeping pets and has two shar-pei dogs, which she has named Kombucha and Hanalei.
|Husband's/Spouse's Name||Adam Dirks|
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Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Bethany Meilani Hamilton|
|Age (as of today)||33 years|
|Date of Birth||February 8, 1990|
|Place of Birth||Lihue, Hawaii, USA|
|Height||1.8 m, 5 feet 11 inches|
|Weight||60 kg, 132.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$3 million|
Height, Weight, and Age
Bethany Hamilton's height is above average measuring 1.8 m. The professional surfer weighs 60 kg. As of today, December 1, 2023, Bethany Hamilton is 33 years old.
"I guess I just like to challenge myself and push myself harder to do things that I don't think I can, to do things that other people do not think I can. It pushes me. I push my own personal limits."Bethany Hamilton
"To lose your everyday life of surfing and being creative on waves, enjoying the ocean - that's scary to me. It was essential to at least try surfing again and get out there and see how it went."Bethany Hamilton
"Learning how to deal with people and their reactions to my life is one of the most challenging things... people staring at me, people asking rude questions, dealing with media, stuff like that."Bethany Hamilton
"Like, with one arm I know I can surf, but competitive surfing can be really frustrating, and sometimes you don't do as well as you want to. It can be discouraging at times. But whenever I do get frustrated, I just focus on God."Bethany Hamilton
"Doing everything with one arm, being well-known, and having a book and a movie, it's fairly abnormal. As far as just not having to worry about past experiences, I've healed very well."Bethany Hamilton