Bethany Hamilton : photo Rip Curl
Former NSSA National Champion, the 2008 ASP World Junior runner-up, 2009 WQS ranked # 14, and Rip Curl team rider, Bethany Hamilton, will have a theatrical film released tentatively late 2010 based on her inspirational and courageous story.
It’s been over six years since Bethany lost her arm in a shark attack that changed her life forever. Since then, Bethany has inspired millions of people around the world, as she has not only continued her dream of becoming a world-class professional surfer, but she has overcome all obstacles to become one of the most well-rounded female surfers in the world.
From towing into 20-foot Jaws waves to proving a consummate competition threat in any conditions, Bethany’s unfathomable journey has led to the production of SOUL SURFER, a theatrical film based on Bethany’s life. With a star-studded cast including Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Anna Sophia Robb and Carrie Underwood, amongst others, filming has just completed in Hawaii and is a production of SONY/AFFIRM FILMS.
“This is a new step in my life to have a movie made about my family!