Surf’s up with Bethany’s new book

  • “Be Unstoppable: The Art of Never Giving Up” by Bethany Hamilton

Aloha readers, surf enthusiasts, Bethany Hamilton fans, and anybody who loves books of inspiration!

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their 4th of July! It is an inspirational holiday where the United States commemorates the adoption of its Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

It is a time of celebrating a liberation that has been clearly unstoppable.

The spirit of the holiday is exactly what this week’s brand new release, “Be Unstoppable: The Art of Never Giving Up” by Kauai’s own Bethany Hamilton, is all about: inspiration through liberation born from a daunting and overwhelming challenge.

Bethany Hamilton has been a constant inspiration to millions. In 2003, while surfing, she lost her left arm to an attack by a 14-foot tiger shark. With an incredible resilience, Bethany returned to the water a month later, and within two years won her first national surfing title.

Bethany has been unstoppable!

In this book, Bethany inspires us to face life head on no matter what challenges are presented to us. She inspires us to know we can accomplish seemingly insurmountable things, but it does come through dedicated hard work and a devotion to want all that our individual journeys has to offer.

Although most of our challenges may not as dramatic as what Bethany has had to face, each of our challenges for us as individuals is just as serious and sometimes feel that they are bigger than what we feel can face.

Thanks to Bethany’s example, this book can assist us to surf our own impossible waves.

Her book has been garnering fabulous 5-star reviews. With a beautiful photo cover, this book is loaded with amazing surfing photos and inspirational moments found throughout, making this beautiful hardcover worthy to be in your library, displayed on a coffee table, or a wonderful gift, as well.


Ed Justus and Cynthia Lynn are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.

  1. harry oyama July 11, 2018 2:55 pm Reply

    Big deal, she really took advantage of her situation for greed and profit. Has she ever made the real sacrifices that our veterans did, getting blown up, seeing their buddies getting wasted and then coming back only to have their medical benefits denied by the VA?

    After all, these veterans made these sacrifices so she and others like herself can continue with their choices that freedom affords.

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