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SOUL SURFING - Hamilton speaks at Hump about overcoming obstacles

April 3, 2014

At first, Bethany Hamilton wasn’t sure she would be able to surf again.

It was 2003, and at 13 years old, she had lost her left arm and 60 percent of her blood to a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing in her home state of Hawaii, off the island of Kauai’s North Shore. Earlier that year, she had placed second in the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s National Championships, showing promise for a professional surfing career. When she was feeling doubt that this promise still remained, she said a surprise visitor restored it.

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