Every surfer has seen Jaws. At some point they’ve all hummed the theme tune as they paddled out into the waves, only half in jest. You see, amongst these swell hunters there’s a genuine respect for the ocean and it’s apex predator; but then few ever really encounter a large shark in a feeding frenzy. Bethany Hamilton was no different. Until the day her world changed.
The festive season has ended and you wake up feeling like Cinderella post-ball, staring at your reflection and thinking, “I need to make some wholesale changes.” This is of course a natural reaction to a month of excessive food, drink and conversations. Unfortunately most of us tend to overreact by drawing up daunting lists filled with unrealistic, vague goals, that we hope to achieve by yesterday. Yet research has consistently shown that only a small percentage of people actually follow through on their resolutions, precisely because they go about it all wrong.