Surfing in History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-10-31 Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, has her arm bitten of by a shark while surfingin Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton
  • 2014-11-27 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1972-02-11 Kelly Slater, American surfer
  • 1978-11-12 Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva
  • 1979-02-24 Jesse Billauer, American quadriplegic surfer
  • 1979-11-16 Bruce Irons, American surfer
  • 1988-01-29 Stephanie Gilmore, Australian professional surfer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1990-02-08 Bethany Hamilton, Pro-surfer (Soul Surfer), born in Lihue Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1993-12-22 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer (World Champion 2014), born in São Sebastião, São Paulo


Weddings in Sport

  • 2005-12-29 "One Life To Live" actress Bree Williamson (26) weds surfer Josh Evans near the Flor Blanca Resort in Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • 2007-02-17 Australian TV presenter Natalie Gruzlewski (30) weds pro surfer Luke Egan at St. Augustine's Catholic Church

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-08-18 Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton (23) weds boyfriend Adam Dirks in Kauai, Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

Deaths in Sport

  • 1993-09-08 Lorin "Whitey" Harrison, surfer, dies at 80 of a heart attack
  • 1995-12-14 Rob Harris, sky surfer, dies while skydiving at 28
  • 2010-11-02 Andy Irons, American professional surfer (b. 1978)
  • 2017-05-26 John Severson, founder of 'Surfer' magazine and artist (known for his depictions of surf culture), dies of cancer at 83