|Celebrated Name:||Bethany Hamilton|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Bethany Meilani Hamilton|
|Age:||30 years old|
|Birth Date:||8th February 1990|
|Birth Place:||Lihue, Hawaii, USA|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||Adam Dirks|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Tobias)|
|Is Bethany Hamilton Lesbian?||No|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$3 million|
|Last Updated:||July 2020|
Bethany is an American professional female surfer who started competing at the age of eight. Her career was almost cut short In 2003 when she was attacked by a shark. The attack left her with a severed left arm, which had to be amputated. After her recovery, she went back to surfing, a sport she loved since childhood. She released her autobiography in 2004, and later in 2011, a film based on her autobiography was released, directed by Sean McNamara. Besides surfing, she has appeared on numerous TV shows as a guest. She also has a new movie called Unstoppable, which is based on her struggles and family happiness.
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Early Life & Biography
Bethany Meilani Hamilton was born on 8th February 1990, in Lihue, Hawaii. Her father’s name is Tom Hamilton, while her mother is called Cheri Hamilton, who raised her on Christian faith. Bethany is the last born of her parent’s three children with her two siblings being brothers. Her older brother Noah was born in 1986, while Timothy was born in 1986. From 6th grade, all through to high school, Bethany was home-school. She started surfing at the age of eight, and by the age of nine, she had already gained her first sponsorship deal.
Bethany was raised in a Christian faith foundation and attended church services every Sunday with her parents. Through a mutual friend, she met Adam Dirks in 2012, who was a youth pastor at the time. The two started a relationship that led to their engagement in 2013. Their engagement was soon followed by their wedding on 18th August 2013, which was held on Kauai. In 2015, they were blessed with their firstborn son Tobias followed by their second-born son Wesley in 2018. Bethany loves keeping pets and has two shar-pei dogs, which she has named Kombucha and Hanalei.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 8th February 1990, Bethany Hamilton is 30 years old as of today’s date 14th July 2020. Her height is 1.8m tall, and her weight is 60 kg.
Bethany started her surfing career at the age of eight and competed in the Rell Sun Menehune event, which was held in Australia, coming in the first position. In 2002, she competed in NSSA Open Women’s Division held in the USA coming position one. In 2004 and 2005, she competed in NSSA National Competition, wherein both years she was the champion.
2003 was a difficult year for Bethany after she was attacked by a tiger shark that left her without a left limb. On 31st October, she had gone surf along Tunnels Beach, which is in Kauai with her friend Alana Blanchard, Holt, Byron, Alana’s dad, and her brother when the shark attacked her.
Coincidentally, she was taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where her dad was scheduled to undergo knee surgery. By the time she was arriving in hospital, she was in hypovolemic shock after losing more than 60% of her blood. After recovering, she continued with her surfing career competing in numerous competitions with the like 2016 when she competed in Fiji Women’s Pro completion in Fiji coming at position three.
Awards & Achievements
Bethany’s biggest achievement in surfing came in 2004 when she won the ESPY Award. She later won the NSSA National Helping-Kids champion in 2005. Besides the awards, she has competed in numerous surfing competitions, clinching top positions several times. In 2012, she became the first female surfer to compete in Rip Curl Cup
Net Worth & Salary of Bethany Hamilton in 2020
She was surfing been one source of Bethany’s wealth, accumulating considerable amounts through competing in various competitions. Besides surfing, Bethany has been publishing books where she has published eight books so far. Her bestseller remains to be her autobiography, which she published in 2004. Her current net worth is estimated to be $3 million as of July 2020.
After the 2003 shark attack and news broke all over about the incident, a family of fishermen killed a 14-foot-long shark that they had killed just one mile from the attack site. After opening its mouth, they found surfboard debris in the mouth, which led Ralph Young, who was the lead fisherman to present investigators with photos of the shark.
After comparison with Bethany’s broken surfboard and its mouth measurements, it was proved beyond a reasonable doubt to be the tiger shark that had attacked Bethany. Since the attack, she has been participating in public speaking events to motivate her audience worldwide to live their life to the fullest with courage, faith, and more tenacity.