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.


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.


Sponsed by big surf companies.


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.


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.


This helped Bethany get past the impact zone.

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


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

Bethany recieved "Best Comback Athlete" award.


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.


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

Visited Thailand.


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.


Ranked 14th in the world.

Bethany meets AnnaSophia Robb.


AnnaSophia plays Bethany in the movie Soul Surfer.

The production of Soul Surfer is out in theaters.


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.