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Rising above bethany

People can do whatever they want if they just set their heart to it, and just never give up, and just go out there and do it.” Bethany Hamilton

About This Billboard

Bethany Hamilton began surfing as a child and at age 11 participated in her first competition. Her plans of becoming a pro surfer were seemingly ended at age 13 when she was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark on October 31, 2003 while surfing near Tunnels Beach in Hawaii. She lost her left arm just below her shoulder and miraculously survived the attack.

Within months, Bethany was back on her surfboard. She continues to pursue her dream of becoming a professional surfer and has entered numerous contests. She won 5th place at the 2004 National Scholastic Surfing Association Nationals Championships, has made the finals in several other events, and has won three contests. Her determination to rise above adversity continues to inspire the people around her.

Rising Above. Pass It On!

This billboard about Rising Above features Bethany Hamilton; surfer.

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Pass It On®


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She is awesome
Kas, Pennsylvania

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Bob, New York

This is really inspiring i loved the movie too

She changed a lot of life's
Aaliyah , Navada

you are very inspirig
ebeast, OH

this is an inspiring story
craig, OH

you inspire me a latte
Elsa, Ohio

this is the best movie ever
emmily, bark

Great movie,soul surfer
Maya D., Anonymous

I love this story, your so inspirational
Brianna, Unkown for safety issues

I like soul surfer


You worked hard and never gave up great job.you go girl keep doing what ever you do best. and you are a hero to many kids.
Gacia, clafornia

I loved this story she is so inspirational to everyone
Ileana, Kingsville

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I have seen the movie and she inspires me more and more
anonymous, san antonio

you did so great you are my hero
chiyenne, WI