Full Name: Bethany Meilani Hamilton Residence: Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii Born: February 8, 1990 Height: 5’11” Weight: 155 lbs Husband: Adam Dirks (married 2013) Children: Tobias (2015) Pets: 3 shar pei dogs: Fu Min “Fui,” Hanalei “Hana,” Kombucha “Buch” Parents: Thomas and Cherilyn Hamilton Brothers: Noah (8 years older, married to Becky), Timothy (4 years older, married to Kyah) Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope.
Bethany’s latest project, SURFS LIKE A GIRL, a surf film which will showcase her as one of the best women surfers in the world, is set to release in Spring 2017.
Her greatest joy is being a wife and mother, and she continues to touch and inspire lives globally as a professional surfer, and motivational speaker. With interviews and requests coming within hours of the attack, through now – over nine years later, Bethany has proven to be an unforgettable story, a media darling and positioned as a leader.
Bethany is involved in numerous charitable efforts, including her own foundation, Friends of Bethany, which reaches out to amputees and youth, encouraging a broken world by offering hope to overcome through Jesus Christ.
Using her platform as a professional athlete to promote living a fit and healthy lifestyle, she authored the book BODY AND SOUL in 2014.
Surfing has been a way life for Bethany since she was able to get on a board.