“Soul Surfer” Bethany Hamilton to Appear at the Shore
Did you ever imagine what it would be like to go surfing with Bethany Hamilton?
Fans will soon get their chance when the famed "Soul Surfer" makes an appearance at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove this fall.
Hamilton, who lost her arm in a 2003 shark attack while surfing in Kauai, will host a question and answer session on Oct. 21 at the venue. In addition to Hamilton discussing her life and experiences, a special package offers private "surfing time" with Bethany herself. The event also includes an auction and luncheon for participants.
Hamilton detailed her life and journey in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. In 2011, her story made it to the big screen in the film, Soul Surfer.
Now 26, Hamilton-now a married mother of a one-year old son-continues to compete in surfing competitions, and recently placed third at the Fiji's Women's Pro competition. She finished in third place on the 25th season of the Amazing Race.
The event is a fundraiser for Jersey Shore United, helping families still in need from Hurricane Sandy.
The Great Auditorium is located at 21 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove. For tickets and information, click here.