Facts of Bethany Meilani Hamilton
|Full Name:||Bethany Meilani Hamilton|
|Age:||33 years 9 months|
|Birth Date:||February 08,1990|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius|
|Birth Place:||Lihue, Hawaii|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Adam Dirks|
|Education:||Port Richmond high school|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Waist Size:||25 inch|
|Bra Size:||31 inch|
|Hip Size:||33 inch|
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Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer and a published book author. Her left arm was taken by a tiger shark when she was surfing in Kauai, at the age of thirteen.
What is Bethany Hamilton Famous For?
- Is an American surfer and Author
Bethany Hamilton: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity
Bethany Hamilton was born Bethany Meilani Hamilton was born on 8 February 1990 in Lihue, Hawaii. Her parents Thomas and Cherilyn Hamilton have two older children: Noah and Timothy before her.
Furthermore, at the age of eight, Bethany began her professional surfing career, then coached by Russell Lewis. She got her first sponsorship with Rip Curl a year after, followed by Tim Carroll surfboards.
Bethany was homeschooled till ten but enrolled at Port Richmond high school after.
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All About Bethany Hamilton’s Career
Bethany Hamilton’s first competition was the Rell Sunn Menehune Surfing Championships in Oahu, Hawaii. She was eight years old and came in first. Her big break began in May 2003. She won both in her age group and the open division of Hawaii’s Local Motion/Ezekiel Surf Into Summer event.
During the same year, Bethany came second in the free women’s section of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) National Championships held in San Clemente, California. Surfing daily, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai’s North Shore on October 31, 2003.
The attack left her with a severed left arm just below the shoulder. Losing over 60 percent of her blood and making it through several surgeries without infection, Bethany began her road to recovery with an unbelievably positive attitude.
Just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water to continue pursuing her goal of becoming a professional surfer. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker, with a handle for her right arm to make it easier for paddling.
After three weeks, Bethany Hamilton was back on a surfboard, as she had to relearn how to surf with one arm. Following her win in NSSA National Competition during 2004, it also earned her recognition and accolades. Among them were ESPY, The MTV Teen Choice Awards, “Wahine O Ke Kai” Award in 2004. In the same year, she published her book: Soul Surfer, which became a bestseller. Her second book Body and Soul was released in 2014.
Bethany Hamilton started her foundation: Friends of Bethany, which reaches out to amputees and youth, offering hope to overcome through Jesus Christ. She also supports other charities like SurfAid, Women’s Sports Foundation, and World Vision.
She visited Thailand with World Vision at the age of fifteen (2005), to bring orphans back to the ocean for the first time since the 2004 Tsunami, and to promote tourism after the devastation.
Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer; she has won many awards since 1998. Her most recent win was the 2016 Fiji Woman’s Pro, where she was placed third. Most of her other awards are linked to her as an inspirational figure for many since the shark attack in 2003.
Bethany Hamilton: Net Worth (2020)
She might have earned a huge sum of money from her career but her salary, net worth, and income are under review.
Is Bethany Hamilton married? Wife, Children, Marriage
In early 2012, Bethany Hamilton was introduced to youth minister Adam Dirks. They got married on August 18, 2013, at an estate on Kauai’s north shore, near where she grew up. The couple welcomed a son named Tobias, born in 2015. In 2018 they had a second son, Wesley. On October 17, 2020, she announced that she’s pregnant with their third child.
She also owns two Shar-Pei dogs named Hanalei (“Hana”) and Kombucha (“Booch”).
Bethany Hamilton: Height, Weight, Eye Color
She has around blonde hair and hazel eyes. Also, she has a height of 5 ft. 9 inches and weighs 70 kg. Her body measurements are 31-25-33 inches.
Is Bethany Hamilton active on social media?
She has around 2.1 million followers on Instagram, around 2.2 million followers on Facebook, and around 1.4 million followers on Twitter.