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. In theaters around the world starting on April 8, 2011, this exciting feature film stars AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood in her film debut, and Dennis Quaid. The cast also includes Lorraine Nicholson, Kevin Sorbo and Jeremy Sumpter. Bethany’s nonfiction book, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board” served as the inspiration for the screenplay.
Heart of a Soul Surfer: Bethany’s Personal Documentary
Bethany Hamilton, a 13-year-old girl destined for a successful surfing career, lost her arm to a 14-foot tiger shark on Oct. 31, 2003. The attack didn’t stop this determined Soul Surfer from giving up. Instead, it compelled her to discover her purpose in life as she overcame the loss of her arm and got back on the board just three weeks later.