Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer who survived a shark attack back in 2003, which her left arm was bitten off. Despite the severity of the accident, she quickly returned to surfing. Hamilton wrote about her experience in the autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. The film adaptation of Hamilton's story, Soul Surfer, was released in 2011. Bethany is still competitively surfing, she placed 3rd in this year's Women's Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour in Namotu, Tavarua, Fiji.