Bethany was one of the top young surfers in America when in October 2003 she lost her arm in a shark attack
She was 13 years old and it could have ended her promising career in the sport. But despite her serious injury, she was back competing again just 3 months after leaving hospital and has continued to gain leading positions in surfing contests.
Now she has published a book about her life story. Bethany talks to Jenni about why surfing is so important to her and what drives her on.
Soul Surfer : A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
By: Bethany Hamilton
Published by: Simon & Schuster