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New .gif shows the evolution of Bethany

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 July, 2017 - Hot on the heels of the announcement that Bethany Hamilton will be inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame, the crew at thunderbombsurf.com put together a .gif of Bethany. It shows her changing from the time right after her shark attack to now, and as you will see she's made quite the transformation.

Kauai native Bethany Hamilton is perhaps one of the most inspiring surfers. A tiger shark bit off her left arm in 2003, while she surfing with close friend and fellow rising star Alana Blanchard. Blanchard’s father used his leash to stop the bleeding and ultimately save Hamilton’s life.

Although she lost 60% of her blood and underwent many surgeries, Bethany made a miraculous recovery and began competing again. She won the Explorer Women’s division at the 2005 NSSA championships and has competed in numerous World Tour events. She has been the subject of several movies.

 

 

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