Bethany, a famous surfer, was born in Hawaii to the family of Tom and Cherilyn. She had a hard way to her promising surfer career due to the childhood accident. At the age of 13, when she was conquering the waves, she lost her arm in a shark attack.
Date of birth: February 8, 1990
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
The “unstoppable” Bethany resumed her surfing career in 2005 when she won a competition. After an accident, it took only one month to stand on the board again. She described her story in the autobiography Soul Surfer which became a bestselling book. Later the story was screen played and directed by Sean McNamara. She received MTV and ESPN awards for her courage and determination.
To look back on the accident, Bethany is thankful to her family for their guidance and support. Let’s find out more about the people who guided her through loss and gains.
Bethany Hamilton parents
Tom Hamilton (father)
Date of birth: November 27, 1957
Tom is a Hawaiian citizen and spent all his years living in the native town. It is known that he was working as a waiter next to the living suburb. Fewer details were revealed about his occupation.
He was interested in sports, especially surfing.
He raised three children and taught them surfing. Although he is a father of Bethany, his family details were not in the limelight.
Cherilyn Hamilton (mother)
Date of birth: September 20 (the exact year is unknown)
Cheril was born in Southern California and was studying film direction. She has not shared her professional details, but her love for surfing made her relocate to Hawaii.
In their marriage with Tom, she gave birth to three children. Later she was a dedicated housewife. She is a Christian.
She is more known as the mother of a famous surfer. Cheril took part in the mentorship program Ohana Mother Daughter Experience initialized by Bethany. He has an Instagram account with 221 followers.
Bethany Hamilton siblings
Noah Hamilton (brother)
Date of birth: December 8, 1981
Noah is the older brother in Bethany’s family and was engaged in surfing as well. Although he is not a professional surfer, he was trained together with Bethany.
His latest profession is photography. He offers portrait and wedding photo sessions. In 2009, he married Becky Baumgartner.
He leads Twitter and Facebook social activity and owns a photography website Noah Hamilton Photography.
Timothy Hamilton (brother)
Date of birth: December 8, 1986
Timothy, the younger brother, was noticed playing stunts for the Soul Surfer movie and also took part in several additional screenplays about Bethany’s life.
It is known that in 2004 he graduated from Kapa high school. Latter details about occupation stay private.
In 2012, he got married to Kyah Elise Schneider.
Bethany Hamilton husband
Adam Dirks (husband)
Date of birth: October 12, 1988
Marriage duration: August 18, 2013 – present
Adam was born in Kansas and was working as a teacher and a youth minister. He is dedicated to the Christian religion and often attends church. He has Dutch-Germany ancestry.
He met his future wife Bet at the beach in 2012. At that moment he didn’t know her celebrity status and shared with her his surfing hobby.
After marriage, the couple participated in The Amazing Race TV show which became his first big-screen debut. Adam once told he is not as skilled as his wife, despite her one-arm disability. The couple shares three sons.
Bethany Hamilton children
Tobias Dirks (son)
Date of birth: June 1, 2015
Tobias is the firstborn baby in the Dirks family. Parents already encourage a boy to swim and attract his attention to water sports. They lead a separate social account for Tobias on Instagram.
Wesley Dirks (son)
Date of birth: March 27, 2018
The little kid was featured on his mom’s account on the day of his birth. He also appeared in several press media such as Rip Curl and People Magazine.
Micah Dirks (son)
Date of birth: February 14, 2021
Little Micah was born on Saint Valentine’s Day. His birth was announced by Dirk on a Youtube video, where he shares his excitement.