Thursday, September 8, 2016
Updated: Thursday, September 8, 2016
In their third matchup of the year, Bethany Hamilton went down to Tyler Wright in their do-or-die heat at the [Swatch Women's Pro](@@event:. But before it was all over, the Hawaiian wildcard capped off her run with an impressive performance.
The women's frontrunner and the lethal wildcard hacked up Lower Trestles in their third faceoff of the year.
She came hoping to refine her backside tube riding skills, but with her family there too, she got a lot more.
When she was 11 years old, Tatiana Weston-Webb was asked to play Bethany Hamilton's stunt double.
Tyler Wright vs. Bethany Hamilton
Johanne Defay vs. Courtney Conlogue vs. Bethany Hamilton
Wildcard Bethany Hamilton earns an 8.17 against Tatiana Weston-Webb and Tyler Wright in Round One Heat 3.
Tyler Wright vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb vs. Bethany Hamilton
Pipeline fired for the Wahine Pipe Pro QS1,000 and Pipe Pro Junior
The wildcard capped off her Round Two run with an impressive performance.
In a near-repeat of their Fiji battle, the Hawaiian had the Jeep leader on the ropes at Trestles, while Nikki Van Dijk took the win.
Tyler Wright vs. Nikki Van Dijk vs. Bethany Hamilton
After a third-place finish in Fiji, Bethany Hamilton was awarded a wildcard for the Swatch Women's Pro at Lower Trestles, starting Sept. 7.
The big-wave charger won the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy twin-fin division for the second year running.
A look at the wildcard's stunning performances throughout the event at Cloudbreak.
Bethany Hamilton vs. Johanne Defay at Cloudbreak.
Bethany Hamilton vs. Nikki Van Dijk at Cloudbreak.
After another huge upset win at Cloudbreak, Hamilton opens up about chasing her dreams, and the honor of inspiring others to do the same.
The event wildcard fires warning shots with another big score during Round Three.
Stephanie Gilmore vs. Johanne Defay vs. Bethany Hamilton at Cloudbreak.
As a wildcard at the Fiji Women's Pro, Bethany Hamilton came up against Jeep Leader Tyler Wright in Round Two, and pulled off a huge upset.
Tyler Wright vs. Bethany Hamilton at Cloudbreak.
Bethany Hamilton captures a playful ride at Restaurants for her second entry into the Fiji GoPro Challenge.
The event wildcard sneaks into a barrel at Restaurants for her first submission into the 2016 GoPro Challenge.
Tyler Wright vs. Nikki Van Dijk vs. Bethany Hamilton at Cloudbreak.