Hamilton, Bethany

Beatific amateur champion who, at age 13, lost her left arm to a tiger shark while surfing near her home in Kauai. Hamilton (no relation to Bill or Laird Hamilton) was born (1990) and raised in Kauai, began surfing at age four, and was soon dominating the local amateur circuit. In May 2003 she won the women's division of a state-wide event in Honolulu, beating a field of mostly older competitors, at which point the thin blond goofyfooter was touted as one of the island's hottest young pro tou...