Bethany Hamilton talks 'Soul Surfer'

Updated: April 8, 2011, 2:25 PM ET
By Olivia Dwyer | ESPN Action Sports

Bethany Hamilton has been a household name since the age of 13, when a 14-foot tiger shark amputated her left arm while she was surfing off her home island of Kauai. Now 21, Hamilton is balancing her career as a pro surfer with promoting the movie based on her autobiography. "Soul Surfer" hits theaters April 8; see the trailer here. Hamilton spoke to ESPN on the phone from Orlando to talk about watching Hollywood stars act out her life, how good the movie's surf scenes are, and why she didn't ...

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