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‘Unstoppable’ gets Best Feature award at HIFF

We are thrilled to announce that "Unstoppable" - my new surf film, has been awarded Made In Hawaii Best Feature at the Hawaii International Film Festival just this week!   It was the biggest award of the night! I’m really stoked and proud of our filmmaker Aaron and his team for putting together such a great film!   The Made in Hawaii jurors shared that "BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE quickly showed us that what we thought we knew, was just the beginning of the story."   The jurors called the film “emotional and inspiring” and said: “this film did what all great docs do – it captured defining moments you can’t believe were captured on film with twists and turns that defied expectations. This amazing story of a deeply relatable underdog was also complemented with epic cinematography and a final shot that has to be seen to be believed.”...

Caring for our bodies ~ From the outside in and inside out.

We know when we nourish our bodies with healthy foods, it gives our body the fuel it needs to live a healthy, active life and to perform our best.   But did you know that what we put in our body is just as important as what we apply to the outside?   "Caring for your skin with ingredients and plant-based products you know are good for you is a MUST!"   Your skin is your body's largest organ. It's also one of the most complicated - protecting you from germs, injury and allergens, regulating body temperature and is involved in all sorts of processes to keep you healthy. Caring for your skin with ingredients and plant-based products you know are good for you is a MUST! It's just as important as making wise choices about the types of food we eat.   This is one reason why I'm excited to officially be partnering with BioClarity, a clean and green skincare brand that uses Floralux from chlorophyll (you know, the green pigment found in plants) and other plant power to supercharge the skin. You've heard of "eating your greens" and how green veggies are good for you, well now you can apply your greens with BioClarity! I've had...

Unstoppable Me || Kids Book Read Aloud

"UNSTOPPABLE ME,” the adorable children's book, read aloud by authors Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton to their son Tobias. Set to lullaby music and mixed with breathtaking imagery of Bethany Hamilton surfing massive waves at Teahupo’o, Tahiti. The Unstoppable Me BONUS SCENE redefines the perception of what it means to be a mother and an athlete while encouraging kids to develop resilience and be unstoppable.   Order your copy of Bethany's New Books.   This is a bonus scene from the film BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE --  the complete and untold story that follows Bethany's journey from childhood into motherhood – the ups, downs and her powerful resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of all time. From chasing her toddler, to chasing the biggest waves, Bethany is continuously rewriting the rules on being a fearless athlete. More on the film   Film Website: http://www.unstoppablethefilm.net Film and Video by: Aaron Lieber, Lieber Films...

Bethany’s Signature Surfboards

It gets me pumped up to see young girls and boys enjoying the ocean; and it's something I always hope to encourage. Surfing is such a healthy sport too! There’s been growing influx of young women surfing and I hope to see that keep going! So, for the first time, Channel Islands Surfboards (CI) and I collaborated to make some fun, affordable soft-top surfboards that your whole family can enjoy. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced you can have a blast on them!   Are these the types of board I'd ride for high level, boundary pushing competitive surfing - NO. Channel Islands has an array of high performance boards to meet those needs. But are these the types of boards I bring to family beach days - absolutely!! These boards put the fun and accessibility of surfing at the forefront. These are the playful, not-so-serious, have fun boards!   Adam and I, with a friend of ours, gave design input and graphic direction; with that, CI developed an affordable range of boards that provide a ton of stoke—for every level of surfer. I always like to have color on my boards, so it was important for me that the boards be full...

My Morning Protein Shake Blend

If you follow me on various media outlets, you may have noticed I'm often making foods in my blender! I really like to start my days with a shake or smoothie. Other foods my husband and I like to blend are soups (both hot and cold), dips, sauces, and more. You can make really healthy, yummy stuff in the blender!   My typical morning shake consists of a protein, like Designer Protein's Essential 10 Performance Vanilla Plant Based Protein and Recovery Supplement, with Unsweetened Almond Milk, a half Banana or handful of Blueberries (or any fruit I have around!), and two big handfuls of Spinach. Often I'll add Ground Flax Seeds and a healthy fat like MCT Coconut Oil, Coconut Cream or Flax Oil for extra health benefits. I'll also add Collagen Powder and Sunflower Lecithin for their health benefits.   Adam and Tobias like to start the day with this for breakfast too!   I'm excited to announce here that I've just partnered with Designer Protein and am really enjoying their various whey and plant based supplements! You'll hear more about them throughout the year....

Coco-Chia-Nana Bowl

Ingredients: Bananas, Coconut Milk, Chia Seeds, Dates, Cacao Nibs, Gluten free Granola.   Instructions: Start with 2 TBSP Chia Seeds soaking in about 1/3 cup Coconut Milk (boxed kind, not canned). Stir a couple times throughout an hour. If not thick enough, you can blend a little frozen banana with Chia. Put in freezer while preparing the rest. In blender, put just a little Coconut Milk or Coconut Water (not too much, so not runny), 2-4 Frozen Bananas, a couple pitted Dates, 1TBSP Cacao Powder. Blend on high...

New books ‘Be Unstoppable’ and ‘Unstoppable Me’

Known most notably as one of the best women surfers in the world, Bethany Hamilton’s story is one of the biggest comeback stories of a generation. In 2003, while surfing, she lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, and her amazing resilience and positive attitude fascinated the world as she returned to surfing, winning national titles and becoming a source of inspiration to millions.   Her raw grit and determination will be highlighted in two new books, releasing from publishing partner Zondervan on June 5, 2018, in conjunction with the upcoming release of her new documentary, Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable.   In the picture book, Be Unstoppable: The Art of Never Giving Up, (Zondervan, $16.99), Bethany inspires readers to be bold, enjoy life, and take the risk of trusting God each day. Alongside breathtaking, never-before-seen photos from the making of her new documentary, Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable, the book has inspiring quotes and lessons from her life. With a full-color poster included, this book will resonate with new and old fans who will appreciate her story of living life with anticipation for the limitless possibilities found in a faith in God that is bigger than the hardships she faced.   Her new children’s board book, Unstoppable...

Pregnancy Movement

Moving my body is so important to me, and yes, especially while being pregnant. Giving birth is so physical; I believe it's important to stay in decent shape for labor. I've learned to believe it is also very important to have a healthy overall posture and pelvis positioning which can make the world of difference in your labor. Along with movement, I think having a healthy state of mind and a great well-balanced diet is essential.   With birth in the near future, I really want to have a healthy, smooth, all-natural delivery and I am willing to work for it. So here you go--my take on moving during my pregnancy. (I think these are all great to do pregnant or not!)   This pregnancy, being my second I surfed till about 6 1/2 months along, then I felt ready to take a lil break. I had also lightened up on any hard impact movement at just around 5 months along. It was that time I learned I was dealing with a bit of Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), which I did not have in my first pregnancy. SPD is a more-than-normal separation of the pubic bone and causes pain around that area. If your...