Bethany Hamilton

  • Born

  • Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest

    Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest
    Got first place.
  • 1999 Haleiwa Menehune Championships

    1999 Haleiwa Menehune Championships
    Got 1st in the 11 under girls 1st in the 15 under girls and 2nd in the 12 under girls
  • Shark Attack

    Shark Attack
  • Soul Surfer was released

    Soul Surfer was released
    Bethany wrote her own autobiography. It was based on her life and the shark attack, it was also on how the attack now influences her life today.
  • 2004 ESPY Award

    2004 ESPY Award
    Was presented for the best athelete comeback of the year
  • Teen Choice Awards

    Teen Choice Awards
    espy awards. was announced for the courage award
  • Joined the US national surf team

    Joined the US national surf team
    was selected with her bestfriend Alana for the 18 and under category from hawaii
  • NSSA National Championships

    NSSA National Championships
    Placed first place with one arm
  • 3rd place finish

    3rd place finish
    placed 3rd with her highest at 6-star WDS event and is now qualified so surf in the associations of surfing professionals and or the womens championship tour.