With not even two more weeks to go until the 50th anniversary of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach down under, it has been announced that Bethany HamiltonGabriel Medina (HAW) and (BRA) will compete as wildcards in the 2011 Rip Curl Pro!
Known best for her heroic comeback from a shark attack in 2003, Bethany has been stunning the world ever since with her talent in the pro ranks. Whether the conditions require busting the fins loose or racing through big barrels, it’s not a problem for Bethany, who has been turning heads as of late for her poise and fearlessness at heavy wave locales such as Tahiti’s Teahupo’o.
“This year especially, the Women’s Top 17 has a lot of new, young girls who are driven and competitive, and who have so much talent that they are pushing the level of Women’s surfing more and more,” said Hamilton. “It’s really exciting to watch, therefore I’m excited to compete at Bells!”
The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by FORD will take place at Victoria’s pristine Bells Beach from April 19 – 30, 2011 and be webcast LIVE via live.ripcurl.com
Get your appetite whet with the teaser for this years event:
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