The newly opened Ron Jon Surf Shop at The Florida Mall hosted Bethany Hamilton on March 26 for an autograph signing.
Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope. During a surf session in 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark, which bit off her left arm and seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. Just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and just over a year later won her first National title. In 2007, Bethany realized her dream of surfing professionally and since then her story has been told in an autobiography and in the 2011 film, “Soul Surfer.” Bethany is also involved in numerous charitable efforts. Now as a professional surfer, wife, mother, Christian motivational speaker and healthy lifestyle advocate, Bethany continues to touch and inspire lives globally.