Bethany Hamilton

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Bethany Hamilton is a Hawaii native who began her surfing career at age 11. By age 13, she was an accomplished surfer and well-respected in the surfing world. She came to national attention after her left arm was bitten off by a tiger shark on October 31, 2003. She has since made a full recovery and has returned to surfing. MTV Books published ... See full bio »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)


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I can't change it, That was God's plan for my life and I'm going to go with it.


Has two sons with her husband Adam Dirks - Tobias Dirks (b. June 1, 2015) and Wesley Phillip Dirks (b. March 2018). Tobias was "named after his great grandpa with the name meaning 'the goodness of God'". Tobias weighing 7 lbs., 9 oz., and measured 21 inches long at birth. See more »

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