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Bethany Meilani Hamilton (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional surfer. She is known for surviving a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off. She returned to professional surfing.

She wrote about her experience in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. In April 2011, the feature movie Soul Surfer was released. Hamilton was born in Lihue, Hawaii.


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