Bethany Hamilton Timeline

Timeline created by jean3242
  • Birth

    Bethany is born at Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue, Kauai.
  • (Age 4)Bethany learns to surf

  • Bethany's First Surf Compiticion (Age 8)

    Rell Sunn Menehune Surfing Championships on Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Bethany gets her first major surf sponsorships (Age 9)

    Bethany gets her first major surf sponsorships Rip Curl and Tim Carroll Surfboards.
  • Sponsored by Angel eyewear and Gallaz shoes (Age 11)

    Sponsored by Angel eyewear and Gallaz shoes, Moving up the rankings in Amateur surfing competition, placing high and winning many events.
  • (Age 13) The shark attack

    On October 31'st, 2003, Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack while surfing. She lost over 60% of her blood due to the injury.
  • Bethany returns surfing

    Just 26 days after losing her arm, Bethany Hamilton amazingly gets back in the water and begins surfing again. Go Bethany!!
  • 1 Year after the attack. Bethany recives many awards. (Age 14)

    35th Annual Gospel Music Awards – presented an award • The MTV Teen Choice Awards – received special award for “Courage”
  • Age 15

    Visited Thailand with World Vision – brought orphans back to the ocean for the first time since Tsunami, and promoted tourism. • Received the “Mildred Babe Dirdrikson-Zacharias Courage Award” from the United States Sports Academy • Claire’s stores release “Bethany Hamilton / Soul Surfer” jewelry and accessories • “Stoked” and “Wired to Live” Fragrance/cosmetic line released by Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics • Speaking career begins with a church appearance at Willow Creek Community Church •
  • Age 16

    2 back-to-back trips to the Mentawais, Indonesia – one was a Rip Curl Girls Search surf trip, the other was with Walking on Water for the filming of their surf movie and Bethany’s documentary. • Mexico Missions trip with church youth group • Family surf trip to Samoa • “Soul Surfer Devotions” book published
  • Age 17

    • Appeared in the movie Down The Barrel • Soul Surfer™ book series published by ZonderKids, including: the Soul Surfer Bible, Ask Bethany, Rise Above (a 90-day Devotional), and the Soul Surfer Fiction Series: Clash, Burned, Storm, & Crunch.
  • Age 18

    3rd at the Roxy Pro in Australia – her best yet finish in a professional surfing competition! • First year full-time surfing on the WQS (Women’s Qualifying Series) Pro surfing circuit – traveling around the world for competition and training – end of the year finished 14th in the world on the Pro Qualifying Series rankings! • Bali surf trip with Rip Curl • Tahiti surf trip (with brothers) for training • Countries visited: Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa, Portugal, & Tahiti •
  • Age 19

    2nd place at the World Junior (under 20) Championships in Sydney, Australia! • Re-featured in many top US networks/shows: Inside Edition, 20/20, ESPN, E! Entertainment • Competed on “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” – FOX’s hit game show, and won $25,000! • Sumatra & Bali, Indonesia surf trip with brothers! (story featured on Surfline.com) • 3rd place at the Rio Surf International (WQS) in Rio de Janiero, Brazil! • Featured on Surfer Mag’s IN THE LINEUP video!
  • Age 20

    Soul Surfer, about Bethany’s story begins production in Hawaii • Special appearance on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (season 7, episode 24: Carr Family) • 2 Tahiti Surf trips • Boat trip with Rip Curl girls to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia – a Tip2Tip adventure
  • Age 21

    Age 21 / 2011
    manifest 01.01.2011 Timeline
    0 Share
    Movie about Bethany’s story, Soul Surfer, hits theaters on April 8, 2011 starring AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and more! • Travel around the USA, France, UK, & Ireland to promote the release of the movie • Surf trip with Rip Curl in Indonesia, sustained arm injury with nerve damage
  • Age 22

    Guest appearance on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” • Honoree at Children Mending Hearts Gala • Traveled to Japan to visit tsunami victims with Samaritan’s Purse and Hope Japan
  • Age 23

    Competes on FOX’s “Stars in Danger: The High Dive” • Top 10 finish for USA in Rallye Aicha Des Gazelles Maroc (Gazelle Rally) with Chrissie Beavis – A women only off-road competition in Morocco
  • Age 24

    Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast • 1st Place at Surf N Sea Pipeline Pro • Releases Signature Sandal through Cobian Footwear • Releases new book “Body and Soul” • Nominated for Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award “Favorite Comeback Athlete” • Compete’s on CBS’s “The Amazing Race” season 25 • Cameo appearance in “Dolphin Tale 2″ film
  • Age 25

    Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast • 1st Place at Surf N Sea Pipeline Pro • Releases Signature Sandal through Cobian Footwear • Releases new book “Body and Soul” • Nominated for Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award “Favorite Comeback Athlete” • Compete’s on CBS’s “The Amazing Race” season 25 • Cameo appearance in “Dolphin Tale 2″ film
  • Natasha makes an awesome timeline

    Natasha made a super sool timeline of Bethany Hamilton because she is awesome. (Also I got the info from http://bethanyhamilton.com/category/timeline/)
  • Period: to

    Bethany Hamilton Timeline by Natasha