We are pleased to be able to bring you the news that Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam Dirks have announced the arrival of their first child, a healthy son named Tobias. Bethany gave birth to baby Tobias on the 1st of June and broke the news yesterday, along with a picture of the new family via Instagram.
Tobias, which means ‘The goodness of God’, is named after his Great Grandad and arrived in the world weighing 7.9lbs and measuring 21 inches long. Bethany said “Adam and I are so in love with our lil guy and are stoked to share life with him!” Bethany lost her left arm to a shark attack in 2003, but within weeks returned to the water and has never let her disability hold her back, tackling every challenge head on and is not only one of the best female surfers in the world, but continued to surf throughout her pregnancy.
The team at Surf Report would like to offer a big congratulations and wish all the best of luck to the whole family and look forward to seeing little Tobias follow in his Mum’s footsteps. Feel free to leave your own good wishes below.