Bethany travels the world for surfing competitions, but also for causes she believes in. She went to Thailand with an organization called World Vision to help young children who were devastated by the tsunami disaster. With her unique experiences, she was able to work with children to overcome their fear of the ocean.
Spending countless hours in the ocean, Hamilton brought her love of the environment to her career. She runs a thriving business that includes inspirational speaking engagements, movies, books, videos, fragrances, accessories and a line of environmentally friendly footwear.
With each product, she includes an encouraging message about environmental awareness, like taking care of local beaches with trash pick-up. It is her hope to inspire new generations to "Be Ocean Minded!" which is her company slogan.
A Hollywood movie based on her biography "Soul Surfer" is in the works.
For more information on Bethany Hamilton, visit her Web site, www.bethanyhamilton.com.