Bethany’s Signature Candles

Sticky Bumps' new Bethany Hamilton signature candle line was developed closely with me with my beloved Kauai in mind. Some of the island’s iconic locations are paired with quintessential Hawaiian fragrances…   “Queen’s Bath” Coconut Milk, “Hanalei Valley” Tuberose, and “The Garden Isle” Coconut Lime Vanilla will transport you from anywhere in the world to Kauai’s beaches and gardens. From my home to yours, ALOHA.   Buy a Signature Candle ...

THE HAWAII GOLD SMOOTHIE

This is not my everyday go-to smoothie, but it is a delicious once-in-a-while treat!   Ingredients: 1 fresh Papaya (remove seeds then scoop or cut fruit off skin), 1 frozen Banana, 1/2 thumb* of Turmeric, peeled (or 1/2 tsp turmeric powder), 1/2 thumb* Ginger, peeled (or 1/2 tsp ginger powder), Heaping spoonful of Peanut Butter (or any other nut butter you prefer), 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, 1/2 cup almond milk, ice cubes (optional, if you want it colder).   *using your own thumb for the measurement   Puree all ingredients in a blender to a smooth consistency....

Fiji Womens Pro Recap

Bethany Hamilton's Day 1 highlights from the Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro 2017.   "I had a blast competing in the #okfijipro this week! Loved have the opportunity to be in the jersey and challenge myself in competition amongst the best! Wish I could have got more clever in my round 4 heat, I really wanted to keep it going. Thank you World Surf League for having me and to my hubby Adam for supporting me! And cheers to the girls for pushing me to surf my best in and out of the jersey!"   Video produced by the World Surf League....

Be Travel Smart by Staying Hydrated

Going on a trip this summer?   As an athlete, author and speaker from an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I do a lot of traveling. Having traveled off island almost monthly for the past 13 years, I am all too familiar with its negative effects on my family's health. I have found that when traveling, my family is likely to not consume enough water cause we're away from home and out of our regular routine. This leads to dehydration. Common symptoms of dehydration are headache, dizziness, continual thirst, dry skin, dry eyes, sleepiness and darker color urine.   Good news is we have figured out some simple ways to prepare for flights and road trips that I'm excited to share with you today!   1- Pack a reusable water bottle in your carry-on bag. (Fill it after you've gone through security.) We love and use the Corkcicle Canteen.   2- Instead of drinking processed juices, soda and alcohol--which can contribute to dehydration--DRINK WATER regularly. Start before you leave home, continue on the plane, in the car, and throughout your daily activities.   3- Add Electrolyte Drops to your water to further benefit your hydration and boost the flavor of your water. The minerals help your water...

Awarded Wildcard for Outerknown Fiji Women’s Pro

The WSL announced today that Bethany will once again receive a wildcard entry into the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro. "It was an easy decision for WSL officials," says the WSL story, since Bethany "turned in an inspirational performance in 2016 that earned her a third -place finish, and a healthy number of global headlines."   [vc_separator type='solid' width='800' position='center' color='6b6b6b' border_style='' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [blockquote text='Last year was amazing, yet I know I have to focus and go into the event fresh; it is a new year and, as usual, competition will be tough. I feel like I am surfing better than ever, so I cannot help but be excited!' text_color='#6b6b6b' title_tag='' width='' line_height='undefined' background_color='' border_color='' show_quote_icon='yes' quote_icon_color='#6b6b6b' quote_icon_size='100'] - Bethany [vc_separator type='solid' width='800' position='center' color='6b6b6b' border_style='' thickness='1' up='10' down='10']   Her experience growing up surfing in hollow reef waves in Hawaii made her quite comfortable surfing Fiji's shallow tubes and speedy walls, and because she's been busy chasing perfect surf for an upcoming movie over the past few months, her confidence is growing.   The women's event has a competitive window from May 28 - June 2, 2017. Surfline has delivered a promising forecast for the Fiji Women's Pro event window, be sure to check in on...

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe

Homemade salad dressing is a staple at our house. It's so simple to make, and my family prefers it to store bought.   Ingredients: 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tbsp Nut Butter 3 tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tsp Honey 1 tsp Mustard (optional) pinch of sea salt a few sprigs of Fresh Herbs (or 1 tsp of Dried Herbs) 1 clove Garlic (freshly pressed)   How to: Start with Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a bowl or cup. Next, add a nut butter (I like almond butter, tahini or cashew butter) which will add more thickness to the dressing. Cut the oils with an acid, like lemon juice. The ratio of lemon juice to oil is up to you. If you like your dressings a bit on the acidic side, try a 1:1 ratio. If that is too acidic for you, just add more oil. Add a hint of sweetness with 1 teaspoon of honey. Season with a pinch of sea salt and your fresh or dried herbs. Combine all the ingredients and whisk vigorously. Use of a blender will help to emulsify the ingredients. Taste and adjust as needed. You can add a lil water if it's too thick for your preference. Drizzle on your salad right away, or keep stored in the fridge for about...

DEALING WITH INJURY

I’ve kinda had to learn this tip several times and it’s hard.  If you have been training, involved with sports, or some form of exercise, injury can and does happen. When it does it is important to make the right moves to allow our bodies to heal.   I recently sprained my knee surfing and was able to bounce back pretty quick by taking these steps:   REST - It was so hard to just rest, especially when there was fun waves.  It’s important to rest and not put strain on the injury though.   ICE - Icing for 20 minutes at a time reduces inflammation and allows quicker healing.   COMPRESS AND ELEVATE - Compressing with an ACE bandage reduces inflammation (I actually use the inside of an old bike tire to wrap the area); and of course elevating the injured area.   At the end of the day, listen to your body and the advice of others. You’ll know your limits and when you’re ready to get back out there!...

5 Veggies a Day Challenge

It's a new month which means it's a great time to start clean or to continue your New Year's health resolutions--and nothing beats good ol’ vegetables for true nourishment and good health!   Adam, Tobias and I have been on a vegetable kick lately, but sometimes we get stuck in a rut of eating the same things. That’s why we challenged ourselves to eat at least 5 different veggies a day for a week. On my social media, I have been sharing lots of the yummy and nutritious things we are eating to help inspire you to eat healthy too!   If you want to join me in this challenge, share your veggie-loaded foods with me by using #5VegetablesADay on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and I’ll re-share my favorites! #bhbodyandsoul...

How to be Unstoppable and Live Life Fully

Bethany is featured on the podcast "Wild Ideas Worth Living" with host Shelby Stanger.   Bethany Hamilton’s Wild Idea: Surfing giant waves, having a family, giving back to others, and living life to the fullest no matter what.   Bethany Hamilton is one of the most empowering surfers of all time. She’s had many wild ideas, from continuing to surf despite losing her left arm, to surfing giant waves at Jaws in Maui last year, starting a non-profit to help others, having a baby, speaking in front of crowds of 20k plus, and now making a movie, Unstoppable. Because wild ideas require wild living, this interview was done from a cell phone on an island, so the sound is not perfect, but the message is still clear. Nothing gets in the away for Bethany in achieving her dreams.   Listen to this episode if you: – Are a Bethany Hamilton fan. – Are curious how long she can hold her breath. – Want to know how Bethany juggles her schedule. – Want to hear some of Bethany’s tricks and tips to life and surfing.   The Deep Dive 04:05 – Bethany discusses her wild idea. 05:55 – Bethany’s keys to success in public speaking. 08:40 – Bethany’s experience surfing 60 foot waves. 12:45 – How long...