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Bethany Hamilton Is Unstoppable In These Outstanding Moments [SLIDESHOW]

Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton turned another year older on Thursday. In honor of her day, we scoured her social media account to find her most jaw-dropping moments.

The 28-year-old American surfer is best-known for defying all odds after she was attacked when she was 13 years old in 2003 by a 14-foot tiger shark which left her with only one arm after her left arm was bitten off.

While that might have stopped most people, Hamilton worked hard and returned to surfing and was victorious over and over again winning surfing competitions across the world.

She even wrote about the harrowing experience in an autobiography in 2004 titled, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.” People were so moved by her amazing story of determination and faith, her experience was turned into a movie called, “Soul Surfer” in 2011.

“For me soul surfing is just being passionate about the ocean and surfing. That’s what I am. I’m passionate about being out there and enjoying God’s creation,” Hamilton shared about the term.

On August 14, 2017 she was inducted into the Surfers Hall of Fame.

Her latest project “Unstoppable: The Fearless Life of Bethany Hamilton” comes out later this year, accompanied by a photo book and a children’s book.”

“UNSTOPPABLE is Bethany’s complete and untold story that follows her journey from childhood into motherhood – the ups, downs and her powerful resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of all time. In 2016 alone Bethany’s capacity to inspire reached new heights as she beat a six-time world champion and the top-ranked surfer in the world at a major competition.”

And with another child on the way, 2018 is going to be a wild and fun ride. Happy Birthday Bethany!

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  • Hamilton shows her determination to never stop in this surfing snap. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton absolutely owns this wall of waves. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton shines in this shot on the beach in a bikini. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton celebrates moving on to the semi-finals in Fiji. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton looks flawless rocking a neon yellow bikini while riding the waves. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton owes the waves in this shot from Mahalo. (Photo: Instagram)
  • This close-up shot of Hamilton doing her thing on the board says it all. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton celebrates getting back in the water in this gorgeous shot. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton celebrates International Surfing Day with this great shot on her board. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton rocks a neon orange bikini in this shot. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton flies through the air with this stunning shot. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton celebrates being in her happy place with this shot from the ocean.(Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton looks like a surf god in this shot wearing a bikini while surfing. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton owns this barrel in stunning shot from inside the waves. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton literally goes air born in this surfing shot. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton is clearly in the zone rocking a bikini while riding her board. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton peeks out from behind a huge wall of water in this snap. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton celebrates riding a "tasty barrel" in this shot. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton does one arm push ups while riding the waves on her board. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton looks forward to riding a wall of water in this shot. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton displays her pure joy as she rides the waves. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton rides the waves in a hot pink suit. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton rocks in a bikini while surfing. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton doesn't let one arm stop her from riding the waves. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton proves she's a rockstar on a surfboard with this snap. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton surfs her way to victory in this shot.(Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton is photographed upside down on her board. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton rides through a stunning wave in Bali. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton rocks pristine waves. (Photo: Instagram)
  • Hamilton rides the waves in wetsuit to keep warm. (Photo: Instagram)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Cast member Bethany Hamilton attends the film premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Alcon Entertainment's '"Dolphin Tale 2" September 7, 2014 in Westwood section of Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)