Video: Bethany Hamilton’s Soul Surfer Trailer


The trailer to Soul Surfer, the new movie about the life of Bethany Hamilton, is making its way around the web. Hamilton lost her arm at the age of 13 in a tiger shark attack off the island of Kauai while surfing with her friend Alana Blanchard. She returned to surfing just a few months later to pursue her dream of becoming a pro.

So far, the buzz around the movie has centered around the inclusion of Christianity. The Hollywood Reporter broke a story that the words Holy Bible were edited off of the cover of a book when the movie was shown during a screening. They were put back in after the family objected. 

“I could see the words bright and clear. I looked at my wife and whispered, ‘Thank you God, they put it back,” Tom Hamilton told The Hollywood Reporter.

–Joe Spring