Bethany Hamilton was born February, 8 ,1990 in Lihue, Hawaii, USA. Many people know her for being as proffesional surfer. She is brave in many ways but the main one she's known for is surviving a shark attack! While surfing her arm was bitten off. Not only did she survive, but after the recovery she went back to proffesional surfing! With all her experience, thoughts, and feelings she wrote an biography telling her story in 2004. She has also made many tv appearances since the loss of her arm. Although, the loss of her arm caused many problems it has also made her a stornger surfer.
This is AnnaSophia Robb. Several years after Bethany made her auto biography they made a movie based off of the book called Soul Surfer. In The United States it came out April, 8, 2011. They took the book and made it into a movie! They also used information Bethany mentioned in interviews to make some of the events that happened in the movie. Apparently the movie was an inspiring movie. It sent the message to people that you shouldn't give up no matter what. If you believe in something go for it! Rotten tomatoes gave it 2 stars, but IMDb gave it three and a half. The movie made a lot of money. While the goal was for it to hit 2,000, theatres it only hit 300. That is still a very good achievement for any movie. After the movie AnnaSophia Robb and Bethany Hamilton went to a lot of Hollywood events together. Events like the Academy of Country music Awards, the Teen Choice awards, and the premiere of Soul Surfer. It is believed that they became very close friends after the movie. This movie was a very important part of Bethany's life. Now people can experience her story in real life.