Here’s Why Bethany Hamilton Is The Best Non-Competitor In The World, At Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool
Bethany Hamilton Spends The Day At The Kelly Slater Surf Ranch
She’s one of the most influential females of our time – as an athlete, woman and mother. Bethany Hamilton keeps moving from strength to strength and this month has been one of the lucky few to be invited to Kelly Slater’s incredibly perfect surf ranch in California. In the last few weeks, he unveiled the left-hand break built alongside the right-hander and invited goofy-footers Gerry Lopez and Bethany along for a test run to show the world.
Bethany said she had intended to get stuck into her backhand barrels while there, “Today I got more backhand barrels in one session than I have in my whole life… To get to come here and surf this amazing man-made wave, it makes me just giggle and giddy.”
Kelly Slater said after watching her, “Bethany’s backside tube riding is an athletic feat that no other athlete has. She doesn’t have the ability to grab the rail. She just blew me away.”
Although right now, the Lemoore Surf Ranch is not open to the public this week the first surfing event will be held there by the World Surf League and no doubt public access will follow. Bethany says, “My mind has been spinning with how so many surfers will be inspired by surfing this wave.”