Suffice to say that Bethany can hang with the big dogs. “Last year was amazing, yet I know I have to focus and go into the event fresh; it is a new year and, as usual, competition will be tough,” Hamilton said in a press release. “I feel like I’m surfing better than ever, so I can’t help but be excited!
Yesterday, the WSL announced that, once again, Bethany will receive the wildcard. “It was an easy decision for WSL officials, since the renowned shark attack survivor turned in an inspirational performance in 2016 that earned her a third-place finish, and a healthy number of global headlines,” they wrote.
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