Known most notably as one of the biggest comeback stories of our time, Bethany Hamilton has become synonymous with inspiration. Her story of determination, faith, and hope has resounded worldwide and still acts as an encouragment to us all. At the age of 13 as a rising surf star, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to be the end of her dream career. However, just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to surfing and within two years had won her first national surfing title.
At 17 years old, she realized her dream of surfing professionally and she is still an active surf competitor to this day. Bethany has been able to touch a large number of people with her faith message, charitable efforts, and overall spirit. Her greatest joy is being a wife and mother, and she continues to touch and inspire lives globally as a professional surfer, author and motivational speaker. She currently has her own blog and online course on helping others become unstoppable. If her story sounds familiar, you have probably seen the movie Soul Surfer, based on her amazing comeback after the attack.