Bethany Hamilton became the newest surf game changer Bethany Hamilton became the newest surf game changer WSL

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 23:12


This is how she does it…



Bethany Hamilton just inspired the entire world. Her performance surfing at the Fiji Pro left everyone surprised and even more motivated to keep on watching the WSL events. In 2003, Bethany lost her arm aged 13, to a shark attack at her home break in Kauai Hawaii. She was back surfing within a month and hasn’t let her dream of being a professional athlete escape her. She paddles into waves with one arm that most can’t do at full strength with two. This is how she does it…


Bethany is currently working on a film called “Surfs Like a Girl” due to be released in 2017.



Kelly Slater, himself, today was keen to pay tribute and admiration for the Hawaiian surfer. He wrote on the social media: "(...) I hope to see Bethany in more events this year and sincerely hope to be able to qualify based on good results thanks to more wildcards awarded by the organization. We should all try to surf with one arm pinned to the body, try to paddle and put us up in heavy spots like Pipe, Jaws and Cloudbreak. I get scared just thinking about it. I am very impressed with her talent. It was great to see Bethany surfing in these conditions. "


Now here among us, how does it get? In the video above we can see Bethany explaining the process. Below, a video with some of the waves at Cloudbreak to your / our delight.

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