Champion Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton Speaks Her Mind On World Surf Leagues Latest Decision (Video)

Written By BlabberBuzz | Monday, 06 February 2023 20:30
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Bethany Hamilton, the famous surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack when she was 13, published an Instagram video in reaction to the World Surf League's choice to allow transgender people with “male bodies” to take part in competitions against female athletes in professional surfing.

Hamilton made it clear in the video that she was willing to take a stand and act on behalf of individuals who lack the courage or are too frightened to do so for the risk of being excluded.

She asked about the effects of the regulation on other sports such as swimming, running and MMA. She also questioned if any of the riders in the World Surf League had their opinion taken into consideration prior to the introduction of the new regulation. She also asked whether it would have been better to have a discussion between the players and the league before making it public.

Hamilton then proposed that maybe the best course of action would be to create a new division that offers everyone the opportunity to show their passion and ability.

Making her position clear, she announced that she would no longer be involved with or support the World Surf League if this rule remains in effect.

Bethany Hamilton’s amazing story was made into a movie called "Soul Surfer," and she has also written several uplifting books about her fight. She is now a mom of three young boys.