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!!   ...

How Baby Wearing Keeps Me Doing What I Love

Since becoming a mother I have joined a core- and dare I say, fanatical- group of babywearers! That's why I'm stoked to be partnering with Baby Tula to release a signature ‘Soul Surfer’ baby carrier design. Available through my Shop. Here's a bit of the story of our collaboration:   After my son, Tobias, was born, I went out of my way to "wear" him. A Baby Tula carrier was the perfect way to do that! I looked at his first 3 months as the 4th trimester, and made it a point to have lots of skin to skin contact and keep him bundled. It was a beautiful time to bond as child and parent, allowing him to grow in trust, and feel safe in his new environment. My husband, Adam, even wore Tobias a lot! We would take turns. In his first 3 months Tobias was a bit colicky, so we’d do nighttime walks up and down our driveway using the carrier, and it worked. It was a good way to keep him upright after feeds.   Out in public, I found wearing him would keep people’s hands off him more, and I liked that. There’s a time and a place to allow...

Challenge for 2016 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

Kuda Huraa Maldives, June 15, 2016 – The 2016 Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy line up is complete and it is one of the most star studded the unique event has seen. Joining Pipe specialists Jamie O’Brien, former Championship Tour competitor and WSL deputy commissioner Travis Logie and 2015 event champion Shane Dorian will be Taj Burrow,  Bethany Hamilton, Rob Machado and local champion Hussain 'Iboo' Areef.   [vc_separator type='solid' width='800' position='center' color='6b6b6b' border_style='' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [blockquote text='I am so excited to have fun surfing with the boys in the Maldives pristine waves. It will be fun and interesting competing on twin and single fin boards. I am looking forward to a cruise time with my family, enjoying our time in paradise.' 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 Hamilton [vc_separator type='solid' width='800' position='center' color='6b6b6b' border_style='' thickness='1' up='10' down='10']   Event co-ordinator, Mark Winson of Tropicsurf, predicts the most exciting year yet with this incredible and diverse line-up of competitors.   “There’s no guessing which way this will go, and that’s what makes it so exciting,” Winson said. “Spectators are in for an electrifying show of surfing skills.”   The 2016 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy will run from August 8-14. For more information check back at www.worldsurfleague.com or...

Sushi Night

The other night my brother's families and ours got together to make homemade sushi. We had a big slab of freshly caught ahi, organic brown rice, nori, organic sliced veggies, and yummy sauces. We did our best to roll together some lopsided sushi. haha! This health tip is more about getting together with your family/loved ones to do something out of the ordinary. It is healthy to create fun memories and have quality time with others. Enjoy some lopsided sushi!...

Travel With A Reusable Water Bottle!

I cannot over emphasize the importance of staying hydrated. Especially when traveling, proper hydration helps minimize jetlag and support the immune system. To stay hydrated, it helps to have your own reusable bottle (plus it's better on the earth)! More and more airports are placing fill up stations, like the one pictured above, which make it easy to get your water fix. So keep an eye out!   I like my Corkcicle canteen, it keeps my water or drink cold (or hot) for over 10 hours! It's the bomb!     Whether you have a Corkcicle or your own water bottle you like to use, bring it along when you travel this summer....

3rd Place Finish | 2016 WSL Fiji Pro

Bethany Hamilton, global sporting icon and event wildcard finishes third in the WSL #FijiPro! Earning Bethany the best wildcard result in WSL competition since 2012. #GoBethany   Bethany was in sensational form at Fiji Women's Pro, eliminating WSL Jeep Rankings’ Leader Tyler Wright (AUS) in Round 2 before charging past six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Johanne Defay (FRA) in Round 3 to earn a spot in the event's Quarterfinals.   Hamilton unleashed clean, powerful snaps to earn a 15.47 heat score. Gilmore, with a 14.77 two-wave score, finished closely behind Hamilton. Defay earned a 7.50 to take control early in the heat, but was not able to find a second score to challenge Hamilton and Gilmore.   “Stephanie, Tyler and Carissa are three of my favorite female surfers, so it was daunting knowing I had Stephanie in my heat,” Hamilton said. “I have so much respect for everyone on Tour. I have been dreaming of surfing and competing here, so I was excited to receive a Wildcard entry into this event. I am honored that I can inspire people. I know I am in a unique position to encourage young girls to make great decisions as they grow into women and to chase their...

Bethany to Compete in Fiji Women’s Pro

Bethany has been given the event wildcard for the World Surfing League's Fiji Women's Pro! Read More Watch Bethany and the rest of the Top 17 women pro surfers at the Fiji Women's Pro beginning May 29 and get instant updates on your phone with the WSL app. The action will stream live daily on the WSL website and app....

Introducing Thrive Market

Eat well, live well! It’s so important for my family to eat healthy for our active lifestyle, which is why I’m super excited to be partnering with Thrive Market!! Why? There are so many reasons why I love Thrive, but I'm gonna start by sharing that I love their values (stated on the pictured coconut oil jar) and their mission! Thrive is an online grocer that offers ethically sourced, organic, non-GMO foods and products -- all at a great price.   One of their products that Adam and I use everyday is their Coconut Oil. From cooking to skincare, there are plenty of ways to use it! Try adding it to your routine by signing up for a FREE trial at thrv.me/bethanycoco.   And check out my health and fitness tips for some coconut oil inspiration!   ...