Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith, and hope. At the age of thirteen, the young surfer lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark. With resilience and tenacity, she returned to the water a month later; and within two years had won her first national title. Her remarkable story has been told in a best-selling autobiography and in the 2011 blockbuster sensation film, Soul Surfer. Not satisfied with mediocrity, Bethany has continually pushed her surfing ability and has proven to be one of the leading professional surfers of our time. She has been called the "Queen of Surfing" and her legendary status was confirmed when she beat two of the world's best competitive surfers during a women's pro event in Fiji in 2016. This year she is being inducted into the Surfer's Hall of Fame.
In 2018 Bethany was the subject of the award winning documentary, Unstoppable, which details her remarkable journey of resilience, against all odds, to become one of the leading professional surfers of our time.
Using her platform as a professional athlete to promote living a fit and healthy lifestyle, she authored the 2014 book Body and Soul.
Bethany is involved in a number of charitable efforts, most notably her own foundation, Friends of Bethany, which reaches out to amputees and youth offering hope.
Bethany continues to touch and inspire lives globally as a pro surfer, inspiration role model and motivational icon. Bethany Hamilton continues to rewrite the rules on being a fearless athlete, and brings new meaning to the phrase “surfs like a girl.”
Bethany Hamilton is exclusively represented by the Joy Agency in the United States of America.