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The Most Influential Women In Surf

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Bethany Hamilton

Photograph By Lawrence/A-Frame

The only surfer to ever attend a prayer service with the president and first lady, and the first female surfer since Gidget to inspire a major Hollywood production, Bethany Hamilton has taken the tragedy of losing an arm in a shark attack and turned it into her greatest asset.

Coming off of a win at the Women's Pipeline Pro earlier this year, she has grown to become one of the most followed surfers in social media. In the water and out, Hamilton has an impact like few others.