Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Meilani Hamilton is an American professional surfer. She is well known for her determination towards her passion as she returned to professional surfing after surviving a 2003 shark attack, resulting in her losing her left arm. Her story is very inspiring, and she even wrote about this experience in her autobiography, Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. A movie called Unstoppable was also made, showcasing her struggles and happiness.

Well, how well do you know about Bethany Hamilton? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Bethany Hamilton’s net worth in 2021, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Bethany Hamilton to date.

Biography and Early Life

Bethany Hamilton is the daughter of Tom and Cheri Hamilton on 8th February 1990 in Lihue, Hawaii, U.S. She is the youngest sister of her two brothers, Noah and Timothy. Her mother is a housewife, and her father was a waiter at a town cafe, and the family was raised in the Christian faith.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Bethany Hamilton in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Bethany Hamilton’s age is 31 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 8 February 1990. Though, she is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Blonde.


Hamilton didn’t go to a normal school and started home-schooling till her high school. She was home-schooled by her mother. She spent most of her childhood practicing surfing. She started surfing at the age of 8, and at the age of 9, she received her first sponsorship.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Hamilton married Adam Dirks, a youth minister who tied the knot on 18th August 2013. The couple met through mutual friends and was engaged in 2013. They married at an estate on Kauai’s north shore. They have three sons named Tobias, Wesley, and Micah.

Is Bethany Hamilton Lesbian?

No, Bethany is not a lesbian. She is happily married to Adam Dirks and has three sons together, which proves that her sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Bethany is a professional surfer and has always been seen on the waves. She has always dedicated most of her life to surfing. Once, while surfing, she met with a shark accident, which resulted in losing her left arm. Even after that incident, she didn’t stop surfing and carried on her passion. Since the incident, she became very famous, and people started appreciating her for her bravery and determination.

She was called on numerous television shows such as The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, 20/20, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and Dude Perfect.

She also released her autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting in 2004 and a film called Soul Surfer in April 2011 and recently released another movie called Unstoppable in 2019, where she showcased the struggles and her transition from her childhood to motherhood and also showcased her family life She also participated on the reality show, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? In 2009 and won $25,000.


She is a very dedicated surfer and has participated in many surf competitions. She has won the Rell Sunn Menehune competition, Open Women’s Division of the NSSA, NSSA National Competition, T & C Pipeline Women’s Pro, Surf ‘n’ Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro. These are some of the competitions where she stood first. Her significant achievements in ESPY Award in 2004, NSSA National Helping Kids Champion in 2005, and ASP World Junior Championships.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bethany Hamilton in 2021

She has a net worth of $3 million as of the year 2021. She has earned this net worth by joining in many surf competitions and winning most of them. She has battled with her life and even then didn’t give up her dreams of being a surfer.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • While surfing with her best friend Alana Blanchard and Alana’s father and brother on 31st October 2003 at 13, a tiger shark attacked her, injuring her left arm. After paddling her back to the shore, she was rushed to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where it was seen that she had lost over 6% of her blood and was undergoing a hypovolemic shock. This led to her losing her left arm. She even shared in interviews that she didn’t feel any pain when she was bitten. After the injury, she didn’t lose her determination and got back to surfing.
  • Though she is a professional surfer, she also worked in a Hollywood movie. The name of the film was Unstoppable.
  • She also appeared in one of the episodes of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
  • She has published eight books so far, and most of them were best-sellers.

Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer and has won many competitions. She has started surfing at a very young age and was homeschooled because of this. Her whole childhood was spent on waves, and she has a passion for surfing. At the age of 13, she met with a terrible accident, but that didn’t let her determination go down, and she continued surfing even after that. She is an inspiration to everyone who thinks that one problem can set your life back and has brought a new meaning to the phrase ‘Surf Like a Girl.’


Facts of Bethany Meilani Hamilton

  • Gender Female
  • full nameBethany Meilani Hamilton
  • birthplaceLihue, Hawaii, U.S.
  • Date of Birth February 08, 1990
  • Age 34 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Amethyst
  • Lucky Color Turquoise
  • Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$3 million
  • professionProfessional Surfer, author
  • weightIn Kilograms – 70 Kg, In Pounds – 154 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 180 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
  • hair colorBlonde
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolHome Schooled

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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