Lieber Films Announces New Film Title: UNSTOPPABLE

Lieber Films announced this week a new title for Bethany's surf documentary project: BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE. The film, formerly known as "Surfs Like a Girl," chronicles the life and athletic career of the inspirational professional surfer.   The 2011 hit film SOUL SURFER, starring AnnaSophia Robb and Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt, was inspired by Bethany Hamilton’s real-life experience and dramatized her courage and determination to get back into the water after the tragic attack.   UNSTOPPABLE will be Bethany’s complete and untold story that follows her 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.  In 2016 alone Bethany’s capacity to inspire reached new heights as she beat a six-time world champion and the top-ranked surfer in the world at a major competition. From chasing her toddler, to chasing the biggest waves, Bethany is continuously rewriting the rules on being a fearless athlete, and brings new meaning to the phrase “Surfs Like a Girl.”   The film is being directed and produced by Aaron Lieber. Jane Kelly Kosek of Meritage Pictures and Penny Edmiston ("Bones Brigade: An Autobiography") are producers on the film.   “We started production with support from a Kickstarter campaign...

Bethany Welcomed To Team Tige

Tige Boats is excited to welcome the inspirational Bethany Hamilton to the Tige family! Known as one of the world’s most brave women and a world ranked surfer, Bethany will now be adding the Tige wave to her surfing.   “Surfing is my passion, so taking it behind a boat is going to be a fun adventure,” stated Bethany. “I’m excited to be a part of the Tige family and represent the brand!”   Surfing behind Tige Boats is the latest trend to hit lakes around the world. To learn more about wakesurfing with Tige, check out Pro Surfer and TeamTige athlete Josh Kerr surfing the endless wave here.   At the age of thirteen, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. One month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and within 2 years had won her first National title. Bethany’s legend status continued to rise at the 2016 Fiji Women’s Pro as she beat out the top world ranked women.   "Bethany is an icon and role model," stated Charlie Pigeon, Founder and CEO of Tige Boats. "Her story has inspired millions of people around the world. Bethany is the perfect fit for Tige and our culture.”   Bethany Hamilton was the...

Greens, Eggs & Avo: A Complete Breaky!

Eggs fried in grassfed butter, with pesto, sauteed greens and avocado. Mmmm. This has been our go-to breakfast (or lunch!) lately. Tobias has been liking eggs a ton!   What you'll need: - 1-2 organic eggs - partial bunch of organic greens (try kale, spinach, swiss chard, collard, or mustard) - 1 ripe avocado - 2-4 tbsp. grass-fed butter - 1 spoonful of basil pesto (see my recipe) - 1 spoonful of chevre (goat cheese) - sea salt and ground pepper to taste   How to prepare: 1- Fry your egg(s) in grass-fed butter (learn how), 2- Sautee greens (learn how) 3- Slice avocado 4- Plate the egg(s), greens, and avocado. Top with pesto, sea salt, ground pepper, and chevre (optional).   Enjoy a great, healthy start to your day!...

Homemade Baby Food

All Natural Vegetable & Sweet Potato Baby Food Puree   Since becoming parents, Adam and I enjoy making food for our son, Tobias. So many of the on-the-go baby food purees on the market contain fruit, which adds extra sugar that our son's growing body does not need.   Making your own baby food is so easy!   STEP 1: Chop and Steam 2 Carrots, 2 Zucchini, and 1 Sweet Potato*   STEP 2: Blend with 1/2 cup Bone Broth   Leftovers can be preserved in the refrigerator or freezer in reusable baby food pouches or containers.   *It's so easy to mix this recipe up with whatever veggies you have on hand. As always, we recommend choosing fresh, organic produce.   This is a recipe suitable for a 9-18 month old child. And it can be easily modified based on age and personal preferences.   ...

Family Night Tip: The Cell Phone Bowl

"To say that young people are in love with their smartphones would be an understatement: It's more like they're obsessed, confirms a new study out by Zogby Analytics." -- USA Today.   Sadly, when I look at the world around me, I have to agree that it's true. This article by RawHide is so revealing of the issue. But it doesn't have to be the case for all of us. As a young person in our culture it is possible, and highly valuable, to recognize this problem and begin to set limits for yourself, encouraging your family and friends to do the same.   My family and I have been trying to prioritize our time together by having a "cell phone bowl" where we can all put our devices when we are together.   The results we've seen -- we interact, we laugh together, we have meaningful conversations, we love each other.   Naturally, we must bust out a smartphone on occasion to take pictures. But for the most part, the rule is: Leave your phone in the bowl. The whole time you're there. And especially while at the dinner table.   Try it at your next family night! I dare you....

Day 1 Swatch Womens Pro

Bethany Gives Tyler a Run for Her Money (Again) In a near-repeat of their Fiji battle, the Hawaiian Bethany Hamilton had the Jeep leader, Tyler Wright, on the ropes at Trestles, with Nikki Van Dijk taking the win. - WSL   It was a rough start to Round 1, Heat 3  at Day 1 of the WSL Swatch Women's Pro today, with a bit of a lull for the first ten minutes of the heat. Making the three competitors a little antsy down at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, CA.  Bethany held the lead after a few solid scores, but then lost it when Nikki Van Dijk turned out a good scoring ride near the end of the heat. Her final wave was so close but not quite enough to move her back to the lead.   She will move on to Round 2 where she has another matchup against current World #1 Tyler Wright.   The Swatch Women's Pro will stream live on the WSL website and app September 7th-18th and runs in conjunction with the Hurley Pro at Trestles....

Swatch Womens Pro Wildcard

Bethany Hamilton has been awarded the wildcard for the Swatch Women's Pro for the second consecutive year. [picture above is her ripping at Trestles before the 2015 event]. This will mark her seventh appearance in a Championship Tour event and her second this season.   The Hawaiian previously caused a series of upsets at the Fiji Women's Pro earlier this year when she blazed through the draw, eliminating world No. 1 Tyler Wright and defeating six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore on her way to the Semifinals.   Bethany will face Australians Tyler Wright and Nikki Van Dijk in Round 1 of competition.   "Lower Trestles is a really special place - the perfect platform to showcase women's surfing," said WSL Women's Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. "Bethany is an extremely talented surfer and we are very excited to have her back at the Swatch Women's Pro. After her incredible performance in Fiji, which is the best we've seen from a wildcard in some time, she has earned another opportunity to compete alongside the world's best."   The Swatch Women's Pro will stream live on the WSL website and app September 7th-18th and runs in conjunction with the Hurley Pro at Trestles, event No. 8 on the men's CT.   Content courtesy WSL....

Bethany’s 14-day AB Challenge

Join me and Friends of Bethany Hamilton in doing 100 ab movements every day for the next two weeks to help raise awareness/support for my foundation, to stay healthy, and for fun!!!! Great health is about have healthy consistent habits on a day-to-day. So I encourage y'all out there to think about your health and choose great habits! While I travel this month, I am committing to this everyday.   Take on the challenge with me by downloading the FREE MaximusLife app and sign up under Friends of Bethany in 'Featured Challenges.' It's a great way to keep us all motivated and accountable. Happy abs! #bh100abchallenge   Basics of the Challenge The Challenge: 100 Ab Moves a Day to raise awareness for the FOBH Foundation. It's not to late to start! The challenge ends Oct 1st. How it Helps Charity: Every check-in provides a share link to help us all rally to raise awareness. At any point in the challenge you can click on the white FOBH label on the challenge dashboard to give an optional donation. Prizes: Point and sharing based prizes will be announced throughout the challenge including a skype meeting with Bethany, a copy of her book and some amazing gear!!   Begin the challenge TODAY   For...

Standout at Surfing Champions Trophy

Greeted by flawless 3-foot waves at the right-hand reef break of Sultans, Bethany and her fellow competitors arrived on the beautiful Island of Kuda Huraa and hit the water for the first time in preparation for Day 1 of the 2016 Four Season Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy.   On her second time to the Maldives, as the lone female competitor, Bethany enjoyed the challenge of riding the different equipment required for the unique format of the Champions Trophy, which involves surfers competing on single-fins, twin-fins and thrusters over three separate competition days.   “My first surf was so fun – the conditions were perfect,” Hamilton said. “It’s been fun trying to figure out the different equipment and Sultans really is a perfect wave for trying different boards. It’s going to be really cool surfing with all these guys, I can’t wait.” [caption id="attachment_1845" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Bethany Hamilton (HAW) enjoying being back in the Maldives: Aaron Lieber[/caption]   Her competitors included the legends of the sport: Taj Burrow (AUS), the eventual event champion; Rob Machado; Travis Logie; Shane Dorian, and Jamie O'Brien, along with local goofy-foot ripper Hussain 'Iboo' Areef.   "It's been really cool to surf with Bethany; she is such an inspiration. I'm just loving it here," said...

Mana Bars

Mana is the Hawaiian word for “power.” I find mana in my life from my faith and self-confidence. My faith gives me assurance to face anything that life throws at me. When I’m feeling confident in that, I have a lot of mana to take on the day.   This nut, seed, chocolate energy bar is one of me and Adam's go-to homemade snacks. We often bring it to potlucks or family dinners as a dessert!   You will need a food processor and the following ingredients:   2 cups raw almonds 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds 1/2 cup currants, dates, and raisins 1/2 cup shredded coconut   Process until coarsely ground   1/2 cup unsalted almond butter 3 TBS honey 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1/2 tsp sea salt   Pulse into a coarse paste Pour and press down into 8x16 inch pan   4 oz dark chocolate   Melt on double boiler Pour into pan and spread over the nut and seed mixture.   Refrigerate for 30 mins. This can also be frozen in a freezer safe container.   Cut into squares, serve and enjoy!!   ...