Hamilton, Bethany

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Hamilton, Bethany Gender: F
Bethany Meilani Hamilton
born on 8 February 1990 at 02:10 (= 02:10 AM )
Place Lihue, Hawaii, 21n59, 159w22
Timezone AHST h10w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°28' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 03°33 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°30'

Bethany Hamilton (surfing in September 2016)


American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off and who ultimately returned to professional surfing. She wrote about her experience in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. In April 2011, the feature film Soul Surfer was released. She now has a new movie called Unstoppable where she shows the struggles and happiness of her family.

On 31 October 2003, Hamilton, age 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with friends. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.

When the news broke out of the shark attack, a family of fishermen presented to investigators photos of a 14-foot-long (4.3 m) tiger shark they had caught and killed about one mile (1.6 km) from the attack site. It had surfboard debris in its mouth. When measurements of its mouth were compared with those of Hamilton's broken board, it matched. In late 2004, the police officially confirmed that it was the one that attacked her.

Hamilton married youth minister Adam Dirks on 18 August 2013 at an estate on Kauai's north shore, near where she grew up. The couple has two sons, Tobias, born in 2015, and Wesley, born in 2018.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 31 October 2003 at 07:30 AM in Hanalei (shark bit off her arm)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2004 (Autobiography "Soul Surfer")

Source Notes

Forum member Botanica quotes from biography Raising a Soul Surfer by Cheri Hamilton.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Arms (Lost arm to a shark bite)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (She has two older brothers)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Animals, pets (Shar pei dogs)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Christian)
  • Vocation : Sports : Water sports (Surfing)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Soul Surfer")