28 Motivating Bethany Hamilton Quotes

Bethany Meilani Hamilton is the full name of an American professional surfer, and she survived a shark attack in 2003. At that time, her left arm was bitten by a shark, but she was renowned as a professional surfer when she returned.

Moreover, her whole experience was included in the 2004 autobiography written by her, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.” Later in April 2011, a film on her biography was also released. Currently, she is making moves and has a new movie known as Unstoppable.

Her struggling story inspires most of her fans to be successful people like her, and look following 28 motivating quotes by this brave lady.

Bethany Hamilton surf with only one hand
Bethany Hamilton surf with only one hand

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.”― Bethany Hamilton

“Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are!”― Bethany Hamilton

“Love God; love others; do your best in all you do, even if you fall short!”― Bethany Hamilton

“Being out there in the ocean, God’s creation, it’s like a gift He has given us to enjoy.”― Bethany Hamilton

“Surfing for me is more than my lifestyle; it’s my passion, my love, and it’s a part of me.”― Bethany Hamilton

“I guess I just like to challenge myself and push myself harder to do things that I don’t think I can, to do things that other people do not think I can. It pushes me. I push my own personal limits.”― Bethany Hamilton

“It’s easy to look at the things of this world to solve our challenges and obstacles in life, but when we submit our lives to Christ, His grace, mercy, peace, and love will bring true fulfillment to our lives.”― Bethany Hamilton

8th of 28 Bethany Hamilton Quotes

“To lose your everyday life of surfing and being creative on waves, enjoying the ocean – that’s scary to me. It was essential to at least try surfing again and get out there and see how it went.”― Bethany Hamilton

“It was Jesus who gave me peace when the shark severed my arm. I trust in Jesus whenever I’m going through a hard time. I see all the beautiful things that have come out of my situation. I’m able to share my story with young girls who have few role models, and I can help others cope with what they have been through.”― Bethany Hamilton

“I’m a surfer at heart. Both my parents moved to Hawaii in the 1970s, where they met and became Christians. Then they taught me and my two brothers how to love the Lord – and how to surf!”― Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton with her family
Bethany Hamilton with her family

“Whatever your situation might be, set your mind to whatever you want to do and put a good attitude in it, and I believe that you can succeed. You are not going to get anywhere just sitting on your butt and moping around.”― Bethany Hamilton

“I think it doesn’t matter if you are the best surfer in the world. I’m going to try to be the best surfer I can be. It’s not all about competing and being the best. It’s more about having fun and just doing what you love.”― Bethany Hamilton

“God created the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the waves for our enjoyment. Surfing is just my way of worshipping Him.”― Bethany Hamilton

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“I believe in Jesus Christ, and I believe He gave me the passion and determination to continue surfing. You fall off the horse, and you get back on. I had to go for it.”― Bethany Hamilton

“One arm might handicap me a little in competition, but I just work with what changes I know I have to make, and I’m pretty used to it now. It mainly depends on the wave conditions… I only get half the waves everyone else rides, so mine have to be good!”― Bethany Hamilton

16th of 28 Bethany Hamilton Quotes

“I don’t know how long I’ll be competing, but I’ll always be surfing. I’ll be surfing until I’m old.”― Bethany Hamilton

“We all need that extra friend outside of our immediate family to talk about that extra stuff you wouldn’t normally talk to your parents about.”― Bethany Hamilton

“God will give us the strength to be able to handle things. I mean, you can try to do it on your own, and sometimes you can pull off some stuff, but in the long run, it’s much easier with Him by our side.”― Bethany Hamilton

“Learning how to deal with people and their reactions to my life is one of the most challenging things… people staring at me, people asking rude questions, dealing with media, stuff like that.”― Bethany Hamilton

“I’m not a vegetarian by any means; I eat fish. But the problem with shark finning is they catch the shark, cut their fins and throw them back in the ocean, and to me, that’s wrong. If you’re going to kill an animal, you should use the entire animal and do it humanely. I’m definitely not a big fan.”― Bethany Hamilton

“Growing up, I was blessed to be part of a great church. This is where I met many friends who have encouraged me in my life to live strong for Christ. My church is a place where I can develop friendships with others that will encourage me in my walk with Christ.”― Bethany Hamilton

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“When I was about five, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ, and since then it’s just been a stronghold in my life. Really, through the shark attack and all the hard times that my family and I went through, it gave us unity and perseverance to push through all this crazy stuff that we never knew was going to happen.”― Bethany Hamilton

“Like, with one arm I know I can surf, but competitive surfing can be really frustrating, and sometimes you don’t do as well as you want to. It can be discouraging at times. But whenever I do get frustrated, I just focus on God.”― Bethany Hamilton

“Doing everything with one arm, being well-known, and having a book and a movie, it’s fairly abnormal. As far as just not having to worry about past experiences, I’ve healed very well.”― Bethany Hamilton

“I enjoy hanging out with friends, going on hikes and playing tennis. I also enjoy Bible study and making dinners. I have a pretty mellow life away from the water.”― Bethany Hamilton

“I don’t care to be famous. But at the same time, you look at all the role models these little girls have, and they don’t have anyone to look up to. I mean, it’s weird, but if I just hid out and didn’t let myself be known, who would they look up to instead, you know?”― Bethany Hamilton

“I have a unique workout schedule. I concentrate on balancing with my core and my legs. Then, like any other surfer, I try to read the ocean. It’s always changing and moving – doing its own thing – so you need to learn how it works and how to position yourself.”― Bethany Hamilton

25th of 28 Bethany Hamilton Quotes

“Besides surfing, I play tennis, volleyball, I swim, I run hills, or I do high-intensity, high-interval workouts. I’m up at 5 A.M. every day.”― Bethany Hamilton

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