What is a “Soul Surfer”?
“It’s funny how ‘Soul Surfer’ became the name of the movie & book. A lot of people think soul surfing is only for people who don’t compete. I don’t know what the description really is. But for me soul surfing is just being passionate about the ocean and surfing. That’s what I am. I’m passionate about being out there and enjoying God’s creation. People didn’t think I would continue surfing, but I did. That just shows my passion for surfing.” – Bethany Hamilton
About the Book
Bethany has already lived more than a lifetime’s worth of triumph and tragedy, and she shares every poignant moment in these pages. Readers learn how she rose once again to the challenges of competition after a life-changing event, how she dealt with the maelstrom of media attention, and how she relied on her faith and innate positive thinking to embrace changes that would undo most people. Written with passion and insight, and filled with thrilling moments of the sport Bethany has come to personify, this is a portrait of American heroism that will captivate readers of all ages.
About the Movie
Bethany’s story hit the silver screen on April 8, 2011. Hollywood producers were certainly correct – her comeback story makes good cinema. SOUL SURFER is the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.