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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2014, 10:41:44 PM »
posted this somewhere, decided to post it here.

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was thinking randomly about Adam and Bethany and thought about how their relationship encapsulates the whole idea of love; the guy overlooking the physical trait of Bethany and his eyes, especially his eyes which sparkles with pride and love whenever he talks about his wife's awesomeness.. and Bethany will simply giggle and snuggle into his arms and reply "vice versa".

no, it's not cheesy or scripted drama. it's true love, and it exists.
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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2014, 06:48:41 PM »
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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2014, 05:54:40 PM »
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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2014, 05:14:50 PM »
FROM CBS.COM:
http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/elimination_interviews/1003623/



Elimination Interview Bethany and Adam

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 10:35am

Soul Surfers Bethany and Adam answered YOUR questions about running The Amazing Race. Read their answers below!

Kim S: Soul Surfers.....would you ever do an all star race around the world?
Maybe! If we did do the race again we know we would put up a good fight on another season!

Candace F: For Bethany. What was the hardest challenge for you in the race?
The last road block on the final leg!  After racing all around the world we were extra tired and burnt out.  It was sooo hard finding the names of the cities and remembering the numbers in order.  I never want to see shipping containers again!

Juliet A: For the surfers, out of all the contestants you were my favorites! You two ran a wonderful race, you were a joy to watch! Would you every consider doing Survivor?
Thank you Juliet! I'm not sure we would do Survivor, although Adam would be good at roughing it in the wild, making fires and spearing animals haha.

Thanh T: What was the most terrifying and the most fun challenge you did?
We had the most fun flipping pancakes yum!  We were most terrified of the sheep challenge in Scotland...those sheep were so rebellious!

Doan N: How long were you there for the final roadblock?
We're not quite sure but it felt like a couple years or hours (:

Matthew M: Would you do anything different if you were to do the same stages again, and what things would you do that would have changed your position in the race?
Hindsight is 20/20 but we feel we did really well throughout the race choosing detours and roadblocks...however on the final leg we kinda wish that we had switched roadblocks so Bethany did "stuntman" and Adam did the final roadblock.

Susan G: Did you do any special preparation for the race, i.e. getting used to carrying heavy backpacks around?
Yeah! We actually started going on runs with our backpacks to get used to them.  Ran a lot of stairs.  Our regular workouts are pretty intense so we kept that up.  Ultimately we watched a lot of seasons of the race to learn strategy and develop a game-plan for us.  Making the right decisions on the race is essential!
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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2015, 10:37:58 AM »
Congratulations are in order for Adam and Bethany. It was just announced that they are expecting their first child!

She is currently 22 weeks pregnant and just found out they are having a boy! 

Link to article from People...

http://celebritybabies.people.com/2015/02/10/bethany-hamilton-pregnant-adam-dirks-expecting-first-child-son/
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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2015, 01:21:47 PM »
Congrats to the two of them. You just know the baby boy will know how to swim before he's able to walk!
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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2015, 02:01:17 AM »




Welcome to the World, Baby Tobias!
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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2015, 06:46:55 PM »
Congrats! :hrt:

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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2015, 08:32:56 PM »
Congrats to the two of them. You just know the baby boy will know how to swim before he's able to walk!

Said it before! Nothing to add!
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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2015, 12:17:55 AM »
Tobias Dirks was born on June 1st. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches long! Bethany posted a picture of all three of them on twitter and FB. The baby is really cute and has blond hair.


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Re: TAR 25: Adam Dirks and Bethany Hamilton "Soul Surfers"
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2016, 05:10:31 AM »
Bethany has gotten back into competitive surfing and is doing very well. Here's a link to an article her recent success.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bethany-hamilton-fiji-pro_us_574c4fc6e4b0dacf7ad53e11

and a Youtube link to Bethany's highlights from the first few rounds of the current Fiji event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfYUSZ4lzJQ

Bethany Hamilton Pulls Off Huge Upset In Fiji Surf Competition

The shark-attack survivor and new mom proves yet again that you can do whatever you set your mind to.

05/30/2016 02:26 pm ET

Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton has shown yet again that she is a force to be reckoned with.

After earning a wildcard entry into a championship tour event in Fiji, the 26-year-old out-surfed and out-scored the tour’s current No. 1 contender, Tyler Wright, during round two of the World Surf League’s (WSL) Fiji Women’s Pro.

Hamilton’s powerful turns and flawless surfing earned her high scores from the judges, eliminating Wright from the competition altogether.

But Hamilton didn’t stop there. In round three, she defeated both Stephanie Gilmore, a six-time world champion, and Johanne Defay, currently ranked No. 7 on tour.

Now she’s secured a place in the Fiji Women’s Pro Quarterfinals, one of the world’s most prestigious surfing events.

Hamilton, who lost her arm during a shark attack when she was 13 years old, inspired the world when she decided to get back in the water and continue with her surf career.

“I know I am in a unique position to encourage young girls to make great decisions as they grow into women and to chase their dreams,” Hamilton told WSL commentators after winning her heat.

“Even after losing my arm, I am still doing everything I’ve hoped I could do with my future and even more,” she added. “I think I am a reminder for the young girls that they can do it if they set their mind to it.”

After giving birth to a baby boy last June, Hamilton not only embraced the new challenges of motherhood, she also made epic moves in her surfing career.

“When the contest starts is around the time I gave birth to my son, Tobias, last year,” Hamilton said after receiving the wildcard entry for the Fiji Pro. “It’s been an amazing year full of beauty and challenge becoming a mom but also continuing my surfing career. I’ve loved working hard and I am feeling strong and sharp.”

Seven months after giving birth, the soul surfer caught the biggest wave of her entire career while tow-surfing a 40-foot swell at Pe’ahi, the famed big wave surf break on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Her wildcard win over the tour’s best surfers at the Fiji Pro is further proof that there is nothing that can stand in Hamilton’s way. Watch her in the fierce competition below.

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