Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.
“Soul Surfer” is a biographical drama film released in 2011. The movie is directed by Sean McNamara and is based on the autobiography “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board” by Bethany Hamilton.
The movie tells the story of Bethany Hamilton (played by AnnaSophia Robb), a teenage surfer from Hawaii who loses her left arm in a shark attack. The film chronicles her journey as she learns to cope with her disability and gets back into surfing, ultimately becoming a professional surfer.
The movie also stars Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt as Bethany’s parents, and features Carrie Underwood in her acting debut as a church youth leader.
The film received positive reviews for its inspiring story and strong performances, particularly from Robb. It also won several awards, including the ESPY Award for Best Sports Movie.