Now in theaters, Soul Surfer tells the inspiring true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton’s struggle to adapt to a new lifestyle after losing her arm in a shark attack at the age of 13. On October 31, 2003, the young surfer (played by AnnaSophia Robb) was out for a routine surf session off Kauai’s North Shore when a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere.

Despite suffering a severed arm, losing more than 60 percent of her blood and enduring several surgeries, Bethany was back in the water within a month after the attack. You can now take a look at the massive shark bite torn from her surfboard at Oceanside’s California Surf Museum.

The museum’s operations manager, Julie Cox, says, "It’s a display that will send goose bumps shivering up your spine, but also one that, thanks to the recent release of Soul Surfer, provides an inspiring story about meeting adversity head on."

The swimsuit Bethany wore on the day of the attack is displayed beside the surfboard along with photos of her. Now 21 years old, Bethany has turned pro and competed in several ASP and World Tour Events. 

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