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Bethany Hamilton

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
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Profession: Professional Surfer

United States of America

Why Famous: Bethany Hamilton had her arm bitten off by a shark while surfing aged 13 in Hawaii. She went on establish a profession surfing career, despite her disability.

Hamilton detailed her struggles in her autobiography :Soul Surfer", published in 2004. This was made into a film in 2011.

Born: February 8, 1990
Birthplace: Lihue, Hawaii, USA
Age: 29 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

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

Events in the Life of Bethany Hamilton

  • 2003-10-31 Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, has her arm bitten off by a shark while surfing in Hawaii

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