Literally! Soul Surfer writer and star Bethany Hamilton is going to be a mom! The professional surfer and her husband Adam Dirks recently announced that they’re expecting their first — a son. Baby boy, who is due this summer, has put mom’s latest project, the film Surfs Like a Girl, on hold, but Hamilton said in her announcement that she plans to surf as long as she can while pregnant.
Bethany became big news after she survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to professional surfing, becoming a success once again! She stands 5’11” and lives in Lihue, Hawaii.