Exciting News from the Dirks’

We are excited to share with you all that we are expecting another child!!!!   Adam and I are so so sooo excited!!! And Tobias seems to get excited too; he gives baby kisses everyday! We are thankful we can grow our family and add even more joy to life. Becoming parents to Tobias has been such a beautiful journey. We love the joy and also the challenges he brings to our life; and he is sure ready for a sibling.   I'm thankful my pregnancy has been mellow and manageable. I begged Adam to wait till baby's birthday to find out the gender and he agreed. (: With Tobias we found out, but I really wanted a surprise for this baby. So, surprise it will be!   We expect the little one in March.   -The Dirks'...

Riding Kelly Slater’s Wave Ranch

So Bethany got a call from Kelly Slater, who invited her out to surf at his man-made solar-powered wave ranch. You do not turn that down. Presently touted to be the "World's Best Man-made Wave" the wave machine puts out a right- and, now, left- breaking, barreling wave which has been carefully designed by top pro surfer Kelly Slater and his team. "It's a dream because I've been wanting to work on my backside barrel riding," Bethany says. "And today, I got more more backside barrels in one session than I did ever. It makes you giggle and giddy." "Bethany's backside tuberiding is an athletic feat that not any other person on earth has," remarks Slater. "She doesn't have the ability to grab the rail. It just blew me away." Video Courtesy: Kelly Slater Wave Co...

Surfer’s Hall of Fame Induction

Highlight Video, courtesy Surfers Hall of Fame.   On August 4, 2017, Bethany Hamilton and Mick Fanning were inducted into the Surfer's Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, California, cementing their feet, hands and a special message into the cement in front of the Duke statue off Main St. and Pacific Coast Hwy.   "Feeling very honored to have been inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame this morning and to be chosen and remembered amongst such incredible surfers in Surfing history. Mahalo to all for the love and support through out my journey. [Mahalo] to the Pai's, Mick and my family. #AlwaysHope" - Bethany   This was recorded as a live feed of the induction ceremony presented by Huntington Surf and Sport.    ...

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 ...

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....

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...

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...