Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer by Katie Hobaica

Soul Surfer Timeline

This autobiography is about a girl named Bethany Hamilton who gets attacked by a shark in the waters of Kauai, Hawaii. With her left arm gone and amuputated all the way to the shoulder, Bethany's strong faith and determination push her to get back on the board.

Born on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

02/08/1990

Has two older brothers Noah and Timmy.

At ages 2-5, Bethany is taught how to surf by her mom and dad.

1992 - 1995

The start of her faith journey.

Enters first surf competition.

1998

Sponsed by big surf companies.

1999

Rip Curl and Tim Carroll Surfboards.

Bethany wins many surf competitons.

2000 - 2002

This is a good start to her dream on becoming a professional womens surfer.

Shark that attacked Bethany was found and killed.

2003

This shark was caught by Ralph Young and Billy Hamilton. The jaws of the shark were a perfect match.

Dad attaches handle to surf board in order for Bethany to duck dive.

2003

This helped Bethany get past the impact zone.

Gets attacked by shark in the waters of Kauai at the surf stop Pauaeaka.

10/31/2003

Her left arm was bitten off in a spilit second and was amputated to the shoulder.

Bethany recieved "Best Comback Athlete" award.

2004

She recieved this award because even though she had her arm bitten off by a shark, she overcame the struggles and was determined to get back in the water and surf again.

Autobiography Soul Surfer released.

2004

Focuses on her surf and faith journey and even gives a glimpse of creating the movie, Soul Surfer.

Visited Thailand.

2005

Bethany gets kids to get back in the ocean and teaches them how to surf after Tsunami.

Mexico mission trip.

2006 - 2007

Since Bethany is so strong about her faith, she accompanies her youth church group on the trip.

Competed in the Women’s Qualifying Series.

2008

Ranked 14th in the world.

Bethany meets AnnaSophia Robb.

2009

AnnaSophia plays Bethany in the movie Soul Surfer.

The production of Soul Surfer is out in theaters.

04/08/2011

Focuses on Bethany's journey in her surf career after being attacked by a shark and loosing her left arm. Her determination and faith in God help her to never give up on her dreams. She wants the movie to be an inspiration to everyone going for their dreams.