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Soul Surfer (2011) Poster

(2011)

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Bethany Hamilton: Surfing isn't the most important thing in life. Love is. I've had the chance to embrace more people with one arm than I ever could with two.

Bethany Hamilton: Love is bigger than any tidal wave or fear.

Bethany Hamilton: I don't need easy. I just need possible.

[last lines, narrating]

Bethany Hamilton: I was born to surf. This is why I wake up at the crack of dawn everyday. This is why I endure belly rashes, reef cuts and muscles so tired they feel like needles. And I've learned life is a lot like surfing. When you get caught in the impact zone, you need to get right back up. Because you never know what's over the next wave. And if you have faith, anything is possible, anything at all.

Transworld Surf Reporter #1: Bethany, I'm from Transworld Surf Magazine. Are you upset you didn't win today?

Bethany Hamilton: I didn't come to win, I came to surf.

Fuel T.V. reporter #2: Bethany, I just wanted to ask you. If you could go back to that day, and not have gone surfing, would you do it?

Bethany Hamilton: I wouldn't change what happened to me, because then I wouldn't have this chance. In front of all of you... this chance to, embrace more people than I ever could have with two arms.

[first lines, narrating]

Bethany Hamilton: 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 moment I caught my first wave, I knew I wanted to be a Pro Surfer. Nothing else seemed to matter. Surfing is my passion, my way of life. The stoke I get from riding a perfect wave is pure joy. But like my dad always says, life is an adventure. And sometimes you wipe out and end up in the impact zone.

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Bethany Hamilton: I thought... I thought at least with clothes on, I could have two arms. That I could look normal.

Cheri Hamilton: Normal is so overrated.

Bethany Hamilton: But people like normal mom.

Cheri Hamilton: Who?

Bethany Hamilton: Guys do.

Cheri Hamilton: [takes a deep breath]

Bethany Hamilton: I mean who would even like me with this.

Cheri Hamilton: The right guy will love you, exactly the way you are. Because you're beautiful.

Bethany Hamilton: How do you know?

Cheri Hamilton: Because I know.

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Bethany Hamilton: [Bethany begins to cry over her missing arm] You know how you said it's hard to see things clearly sometimes, when you're too close? Well, I've been trying to get some perspective, I'm literally trying. Sarah... how could this be God's plan for me? I don't understand.

Sarah Hill: I don't know why terrible things happen to us sometimes. But I have to believe that something good is going to come out of this.

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