Professional surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton gives birth
Champion surfer Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam Dirks have welcomed their first child.
Hamilton, who lost her arm during a shark attack, continued to surf and swim during the first 6 months of her pregnancy. She even competed in the World Surf League’s Women’s Pipe Invitational at the Banzai Pipeline, one of the most challenging waves in the world .
The couple announced they were expecting back in February.
“I often forget that I have one arm,” Hamilton said during the announcement. “I think there’s going to be things that will be very challenging with one arm, but I’ll just have to find my own way to take care of the baby … I’ll have to figure it out and be creative.”