On October 31st, 2003 when Bethany was 13 she was out on a morning surf at Tunnels Beach on Kauai’s North Shore. She was surfing with her friend Alana Blanchard and Alana’s dad and brother. She had her left arm dangling in the water when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her. The shark took her left arm almost to the armpit and a chunk out of her red, white and blue surfboard. Bethany said that the shark pulled her back and forth but she just hung on to her surfboard and then it let go. They wrapped a tourniquet around what was left of her arm with a surfboard leash and helped her get to shore. It was a 20 minute swim back to shore and they weren’t sure if she would make it because of how much blood she had lost. She passed out while waiting for the ambulance, which took her to the hospital. Her dad was supposed to have knee surgery that morning but she took his place in the operating room. She then made it through many surgeries without a problem or infection. She stayed in the hospital for a few days after the attack. She lost almost 60% of her blood and miraculously survived the attack.