Congratulations to Rip Curl athlete and famous Soul Surfer, Bethany Hamilton on her engagement that was announced earlier today. Adam Dirks is the lucky man that plans on spending the rest of his life with Hamilton as they pursue their faith and careers. The two love birds met on a blind date in Kauai and quickly felt a connection after plunging a 40ft cliff dive into the ocean together. After seeking approval by Hamilton’s parents, Dirks asked for her hand in marriage on April 9th, 2013.
Dirks stated in a message to Bethany on her personal blog, “Bethany, I am so excited for our adventure together for the rest of our lives. I promise to respect you, grow closer to Christ together, and to always love you through the hard times and to celebrate with you in all the awesome times. I love you!”
Nearly ten years ago, Hamilton was attacked by a shark when surfing with close friend Alana Blanchard on the island of Kauai. With the support of her incredible family, friends and faith, Hamilton has moved on to inspire millions through her accomplishments.
Hamilton and Blanchard spending time together in Hawaii: