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...

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.   ...