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Bethany Hamilton competing in Fiji last year. Hamilton, global sporting icon and shark attack survivor, has been allocated the WSL wildcard for the event for the second year in a row. After an incredible performance at the event last year, which saw her make it to the Semifinals by blazing through the draw and causing a string of upsets along the way, Hamilton poses a considerable threat to the top seeds. Yago Dora, boosting at the Oi Rio Pro last week. I went to Fiji already this year to surf Cloudbreak. Yago Dora, on top of the world. I think he has a bright future.
Bethany Hamilton's capacity to inspire reached new heights over the weekend when the one-armed professional surfer beat a six-time world champion and the top-ranked surfer in the world during a dazzling performance as an underdog. Hamilton, 26, who lost her left arm in a shark attack off the coast of Hawaii when she was 13, finished third in the World Surf League's Fiji Women's Pro as a wildcard entry who was not even seeded among the top surfers. Along the way, Hamilton beat six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore as well as Tyler Wright, the top-ranked female surfer in the world, to reach the semifinals of the competition in Tavarua, Fiji. Beyond stoked to finish 3rd in the FijiPro as the wildcard! She lost in the semifinals on Monday to eventual champion Johanne Defay of France, but still blew away her previous best finish in a WSL event. Her highest career finish had been ninth in among the six events she has entered in the WSL, which features the world's top surfers.
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks born February 8, is an American professional surfer who survived a shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off but who ultimately returned to professional surfing. In April , the feature film Soul Surfer was released. On October 31, , Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai , with her best friend Alana Blanchard , Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron, when a foot-long 4.
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It's a big step for Hamilton, 28, who has forged a strong surfing career as well as several off-the-water pursuits since losing her left arm to a tiger shark 15 years ago. AP — Hawaii surfer Bethany Hamilton lost 60 percent of her blood and her left arm in a shark attack. - Bethany Hamilton free surfing in the tropics.
SHARK attack survivor Bethany Hamilton will contest her first competition since and four months after having her second child after securing one of the hottest tickets in world surfing. Bethany Hamilton has received one of the hottest tickets in town to the surf ranch world event. Source:News Corp Australia. Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack while surfing in Hawaii as a teenager, has been awarded a wildcard to the inaugural Surf Ranch Pro world tour event after impressing officials in a recent session at the man-made wave. Hamilton, who gave birth to her second son, Wesley, earlier this year, will join the top women in the world at the wave pool event in California in September. Road tripping through CA!!!! Surf legend Kelly Slater is behind the wave pool which will host the first ever world tour event for both women and men in artificial waves.
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