25 julio 2012


Bethany Hamilton, reconocida surfista profesional por su espectacular surfing y la pérdida de su brazo por un ataque de tiburón cuando tan sólo tenía 13 años mientras surfeaba en Hawaii, ha sido invitada para el campeonato de Padang-Padang 2012 en Bali.
Bethany ha declarado que tan sólo ha surfeado 2 veces en la temida ola de Padang-Padang, pero enseguida se "enamoró" de ella y de sus potentes tubos.

Hamilton earned her invitation to the Ultimate Tube Riding Contest based on her solid credentials in big, hollow surf, and her several impressive free-surfing performances out at Padang Padang in recent years. Hamilton has also charged the treacherous barrels at Teahupoo in Tahiti, and is a regular at many of the lesser-known heavy reef-breaks near her home on Kauai.

“I only surfed Padang Padang for two solid swells but I immediately fell in love with the wave,” Hamilton said. “It’s challenging but then once you get a barrel you are just so exhilarated.”

In 2003 Hamilton became arguably the world’s most famous surfer when, at the age of 13, she was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai’s North Shore. The attack left Hamilton with a severed left arm. Miraculously, just one month after the attack, she returned to the water to continue pursuing her goal of becoming a professional surfer. In 2004 Hamilton published a best-selling autobiography entitled Soul Surfer, which was later made into a major motion picture.

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