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Bethany Hamilton, 13, rides a wave during the National Scholastic Surfing Association tournament in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 2004. It was her first competition after losing her left arm in a shark attack.Associated Press (2004)

Bethany Hamilton talks surf and overcoming obstacles

Surfing had always been in Bethany Hamilton's blood. Her father, Thomas, and mother, Cherilyn, surfed, and even her older brothers, Noah and Timothy, seemed to both have a proclivity toward the sport. Surfing was something she was born to do, and for Bethany, there was never a reason to second-guess, let alone fear …

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