Vista, Ca – March 26, 2015 – Bethany Hamilton has signed on for another two years with the world’s top surf wax company, Sticky Bumps. She has been with the surf accessory brand for over a decade, and is joined on the Elite World Team by Zeke Lau, Alessa Quizon, Dave Rastovich, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Guillermo Satt, Bailey Nagy, and Dylan Goodale, among others. Bethany has had quite the busy 2014 filming for her full-length feature film, Surfs Like a Girl, chronicling both her surf travels around the world and personal life out of the ocean.
She was also invited as the only female surfer to the Rip Curl Padang Padang in Bali, and won the online video surf competition, Battle for the Breasts. Earlier in the year she released a new book, Body and Soul, and was crowned champion at the 2014 Pipeline Women’s Pro. Bethany and her husband were also finalists in the CBS adventure show, The Amazing Race. She caped the year off with a third place finish at the Women’s Pipe Invitational. 2015 has not been any less eventful, Bethany announced that she and her husband are expecting a baby in June and filming continues for Surfs Like a Girl.
“I’m excited to stay gripped to my surf board with Sticky Bumps in the continuing years! I love their wax and surf gear; it’s the bomb! Thank you Sticky Bumps!” –Bethany Hamilton
“We have loved having Bethany as part of our Sticky Bumps family for such a long time and her loyalty to our brand truly means a lot to us. Her drive, passion, and commitment to surfing and living life are inspirational, and we are elated to continue supporting all that Bethany is involved in.” –John Dahl, President, Wax Research
About Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton is a Professional Surfer from Hawaii who’s best-selling autobiography was the subject of the major motion picture, Soul Surfer. Bethany was born and raised on Kauai, and continues to live there with her husband of almost 2 years, Adam. She began surfing with her parents as a toddler, and entered her first surf contest at the age of 8. She had a natural talent, gained sponsors quickly, and won many amateur surfing competitions. At age 13, she survived a shark attack in which she lost her left arm.
Bethany returned to surfing less than a month later, and hasn’t stopped since. She travels the world as a surfer and motivational speaker, and has done many appearances in TV shows and movies. Bethany enjoys surfing in the occasional contest, but recently has focused on filming her own two-part documentary, part one covering her love for free surfing the world’s best barrels and bigger waves, while the second part is more of a behind the scenes look into her personal journey from pre-shark attack days to her pro-surfing life today.
About Wax Research
As a leader in the global wax market, Wax Research unwinds traditional logic as witnessed in the performance of their trailblazing formulas. Founded in Encinitas in 1971, Wax Research is recognized by the international sport community as one of the original endemic surf accessory companies. This family of like-minded people is dedicated to that vital spark of individualism and adventure. A grassroots manufacture, every handcrafted bar of high quality surf and ski wax is poured in their California factory.