13 year-old Bethany Hamilton is a champion surfer who was born to be in the water. But after a fun night out night surfing and what should be a fun day in the water, she is attacked by a shark and loses her arm. Rushed to the hospital, she remains calm, and maintains her faith in God. Now she has to re-learn how to do everything with only one arm - including how to surf. It will take her friends, family, and her Christian faith to get her back into the water, but if that is where she is meant to be, she will find a way to get there. Written by
When you come back from a loss, beat the odds, and never say never, you find a champion.
8 April 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $10,601,862
(8 April 2011)
(15 July 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The far away surfing scenes are actually Bethany Hamilton because AnnaSophia Robb isn't the best surfer and Bethany wanted to be a part of the movie, Bethany is also seen when her character is helping with the recovery from the tsunami Bethany is seen carring soccer ball in a box from the side so you can't see her lost arm. See more
After Night Surfing, Cheri Hamilton makes Bethany, Alana and Timmy a drink. She puts Timmy's green cup on the counter in one shot. Then she does it again in the next. In the next frame Timmy grabbed it and was drinking. The next shot shows the cup on the counter again. This continues for several shots. See more
[first lines, narrating
I was born in Hawaii to two die-hard surfers. How could I not have salt water in my veins. They say home is where the heart is, and for most people that consists of four walls and a welcome mat. But for me, it's the ocean, with the warmth of the sun on my skin. Two brothers, that's my answer when anyone asks why I'm so competitive. And of course, there's my best friend Alana. We spent more time wet than we did dry, my mom was convinced that we were mermaids. From the ...
During the ending credits, videos of the real Bethany Hamilton
are shown, many of similar (or possibly the inspiration for) moments in the film. See more
Written by Mat Kearney
, Jason Lehning and Robert Marvin
Performed by Mat Kearney
Courtesy of Aware/Universal Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more