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Bethany Hamilton is born

1990

Bethany Hamilton was born in Lihue, Hawaii.

Surfing

It took many years to learn how to surf before she could enter competitons.

Learning to surf

1992 - 1995

Her parents Tom and Cheri Hamilton taught her to surf when she was a little girl.

competition

1998

She had her first surfing competition in 1998 when she was 8 years old.

sponsorships

1999

She had her first surf sponsorship from Rip Curl and Tim Carroll Surfboards a year after her first surf competiton.

Surfing time

2000 - 2002

Bethany continued getting sponsorships and surfing as much as possible.

The Attack

Hospital

2003

The doctors at the hospital said that she had lost over 50% of her blood and was surprised she was living.

Day of Attack

2003

Bethany was attacked by on shark on October 31st. The shark ripped of her arm from her finger tips to her shoulder.

shark bite

2003

As soon as she was bit by the shark her friends rushed her to the hospital.

Surfing again

2003

On November 26th, 2003 Bethany got back in the water and started to surf again.

After Attack

Bethany went back to her normal life of surfing

Shark caught

2003

Not long after Bethany was attacked the shark that attacked her was caught by Ralph Young.

Life as it was before

2004 - 2009

After the attack, Bethany had to learn how to surf all over with one arm. She traveled many places and had TV interviews.

Movies

2010 - 2011

On April 8th, 2011 Bethany's movie Soul Surfer hit the theaters.