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Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton Surfs The Biggest Wave Of Her Entire Life

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.07.2016 | Sports

Some legends earn their glory by overcoming extreme adversity. Others do it by achieving unequivocal success. Bethany Hamilton, shark attack survivor ...

Bethany Hamilton's Son Is Already An Adorable Surfer Baby

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents

It only makes sense that Bethany Hamilton's son would be on a surfboard before he can even walk. Last week, the shark attack survivor posted a picture...

Bethany Hamilton Writes Beautiful Caption About Postpartum Bodies

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

In the two months since giving birth to her son Tobias, Bethany Hamilton seems to have successfully balanced her pro surfing career, an upcoming autob...

What Surfing Can Teach You About Overcoming Adversity

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Surfing is frequently associated with long-haired goofballs on an endless search for the perfect wave. But as counterintuitive as it sounds, surfing i...

Bethany Hamilton Is Embracing The Challenge Of Motherhood Head On

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

If there's one thing we know about Bethany Hamilton, it's that she's not one to shy away from a challenge. Motherhood, however, is a whole new ball ga...

Bethany Hamilton Introduces New Baby Boy With Adorable Family Photo

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents

Meet Tobias: a sure-to-be future surfing legend and newborn son of champion surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton. Hamilton and her hus...

Bethany Hamilton Shares Peaceful Underwater Pregnancy Photo

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents

Bethany Hamilton sure knows how to make pregnancy look peaceful. When she announced her pregnancy in February, the pro surfer and shark attack surv...

The 7 Most Eagerly Awaited Celebrity Babies

Mallory Moss | Posted 04.26.2015 | Entertainment
Mallory Moss

With the coming of Spring 2015, we're noticing more and more baby bumps. Mallory Moss, co-founder of, presents her list of the most eagerly awaited celebrity babies. From weeks to months, these babies are on their way to stardom!

Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton Announces Pregnancy In Adorable Video

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents

Watch out, shredders. In the summer of 2015, the world's newest soul surfer will enter the world. Excited announcers: Pro surfer and shark attack s...

Bethany Hamilton Makes Surfing With One Arm Sound Easy

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports

Anyone who has attempted to surf knows how tough it can be. The sport requires stamina, strength, balance and agility. But Bethany Hamilton makes s...

Oh, the Irony: An Afternoon with Bethany Hamilton at Universal Studios

Reid Levin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Celebrity
Reid Levin

Big wave surfing, book writing and inspiring those in dark places are all much more important than clearing the air with regard to an accident that was out of her control. She's a woman now and it seems maturity has turned over a new leaf for her.

'Soul Surfer' Bethany Hamilton Inspires Us Yet Again

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.21.2014 | Good News

The definition of resilience might as well include the name Bethany Hamilton. On Thursday, eleven years after losing her left arm during a shark at...

The Hottest Surfers Of 2013

Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports

From world records to posterior pictures to inspiring stories of love and age, it was a big year in surfing. Below, the 7 biggest, hottest, most news-...

16 Wildly Successful People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles To Get There

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living

You've heard it before: "If at first you don't succeed, try again." Sometimes you may feel like that's just a saying, but it is absolutely not. The 16...

Courage Is Underrated

Bryan Elliott | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports
Bryan Elliott

Life throws all of us some kind of curve ball at some point. How do you handle adversity when it comes your way?

Bethany Hamilton Says 'I Do!'

Posted 08.19.2013 | Weddings

Bethany Hamilton is officially a married woman! The pro surfer and shark-attack survivor tied the knot with youth minister Adam Dirks in Hawaii Sat...

'Soul Surfer' Bethany Hamilton Is Engaged

Posted 05.08.2013 | Weddings

Bethany Hamilton, the surfer whose arm was severed by a shark in 2003, is tying the knot. Hamilton announced her engagement to her boyfriend of one...

Fox Announces 'Stars In Danger: The High Dive' Cast

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 12.06.2012 | TV

Fox's "Stars In Danger: The High Dive" features a cast of reality stars and "Baywatch" veterans. The series features eight celebrities who will compet...

5 Tips for a Healthy and Confident Lifestyle

Bethany Hamilton | Posted 08.11.2012 | Teen
Bethany Hamilton

When I was 13, I was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing in Kauai, Hawaii, and lost my left arm. Through hard work and perseverance, I went on to win a national surfing title and turn pro.

I Lost A Limb And Lived To Tell The Tale

Tony Phillips | Posted 05.26.2012 | Good News
Tony Phillips

My new knee will include a microprocessor that calculates pitch, yaw, roll, orientation, direction and momentum at something like 70 computations a second. I'm 46. I'm pretty sure the beaten-down old natural knee they cut off me was performing calculations with an abacus. Felt that way anyhow.

Surfer Bethany Hamilton Inspires Contestants On 'The Biggest Loser'

Posted 05.20.2012 | TV

"No Excuses" is the theme for this season of "The Biggest Loser" (Tue., 8 p.m. ET on NBC), and the contestants found it this week in the form of pro s...

Soul Surfer Rides The Wave Of 'Real' Christian Films

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Soul Surfer succeeds where many other Christian-themed films fail. It strikes a satisfying balance between powerful storytelling and overreaching message-giving.

Soul Surfer Is a Story of Faith and Courage

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.12.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Soul Surfer is an uplifting movie in its tale of faith and survival, but may be too sweetly joyous to appeal to the jaded members of our society.

HuffPost Review: Soul Surfer

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.08.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Director Sean McNamara's roots in TV -- shows such as That's So Raven -- are apparent. Even with Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and young AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany, Soul Surfer feels like a TV movie.