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One month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and within 2 years had won her first National title.
In 2007, she realized her dream of surfing professionally and since then her story has been told in a New York Times best selling autobiography and in the 2011 film, SOUL SURFER.
Initially feeling no pain, she noticed the water around her had turned red, and her shocked friends realized that her left arm had been severed nearly to the shoulder."I was holding onto my board, with my thumb, because I probably didn't want to get pulled under.
It was like pulling me back and forth, not like pulling me underwater. It was kind of like that."Blanchard's father fashioned a quick tourniquet from his surfboard leash and led everyone to shore.
Raised in a surfing family, along with older brothers Noah and Tim, Hamilton learned to handle the waves at an early age.
She began competitive surfing at age 8, and by age 9 she had earned her first sponsorship. team, the home-schooled Hamilton proved capable of beating more experienced surfers in competition.
She shares on her official website that she met her husband, Adam Dirks in the Spring of 2012 at a beach after being set up by friends."The first thing we did was jump off a cliff together! The more time we spent together the more I liked Adam.
Her greatest joy is being a wife and mother, and she continues to touch and inspire lives globally as a professional surfer, and motivational speaker. With interviews and requests coming within hours of the attack, through now – over nine years later, Bethany has proven to be an unforgettable story, a media darling and positioned as a leader.
Surfing has been a way life for Bethany since she was able to get on a board.
Coming back from her attack, she found solid success in surfing competition, but now truly looks to make her mark as a professional surfer in the free surfing arena (chasing waves, getting photos/videos published, and “Living The Search”).
In May 2003, she won both her age group and the open division of Hawaii's Local Motion/Ezekiel Surf Into Summer event.
Shortly afterward, she finished second in the open women's division of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) National Championships at San Clemente, California.