But their stories are much longer. “Bethany, who survived a vicious shark attack in 2003, went on to become an inspiration to millions of surfers and non-surfers alike across the globe through her story of determination, faith, and hope,” explains the press release. “Mick overcame a career-threatening injury and one of the sport’s greatest competitive dynasties, in the form of American Kelly Slater, to reach surfing’s highest echelon three times to date.
The Surfers’ Hall of Fame just inducted Mick Fanning and Bethany Hamilton into their hallowed ranks. “We are honored and excited to induct Mick and Bethany into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame this coming August,” said Surfers’ Hall of Fame founder Aaron Pai in a press release. “They are the King and the Queen of Surfing!
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