hamil1

Bethany Hamilton has been announced as the 2017 inductee into the legendary Surfer's Hall Of Fame, alongside fellow surfer Mick Fanning.

The 27-year-old is one of the most well known surfers in the world, both because of her amazing talent and her particularly unique history.

These Amazing Photos Show What It’s Like To Surf When Six Months Pregnant

In 2003, Hamilton was attacked by a shark while surf her local break and lost an arm. Not be deterred from her dream of surfing professionally, instead of giving up she carried on surfing and has gone on to be one of the greatest surfers on the planet, last year taking third place at the Fiji Women’s Pro.

hamil

“We are honored and excited to induct Bethany into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame this coming August," says Aaron Pai, founder of Surfer's Hall Of Fame.

“Bethany, who survived a vicious shark attack in 2003, went on to become an inspiration to millions of surfers and non-surfers alike across the globe through her story of determination, faith, and hope."

Bethany's ceremony is open to the public and if you happen to be around Huntington Beach, you can go along and witness the moment in person. Find out more details here.