Bethany Hamilton is an American professional surfer from 1998 and was winning competitions from 8 years old.
In 2003, when she was just thirteen, she lost her left arm in an attack by a 14 foot tiger shark and spent a week in hospital.
However within a month of the attack she was back on boards and the sea to surf with one arm. Learning to balance and kick more for the lack of an arm, Bethany starting entering competitions within 4 months of the attack
Bethany Hamilton is again a champion in the surfing world – winning competition after competition from 2004.
Check out her photo with the shark attacked surfing board.
What she lacks in an arm, she compensates much more by her spirit and courage
Let’s salute this braveheart and wish her the best.