Tige Welcomes Bethany Hamilton To The Team!
Tige Boats is excited to welcome the inspirational Bethany Hamilton to the Tige family! Known as one of the world’s most brave women and a world ranked surfer, Hamilton will now be adding the Tige wave to her surfing.
“Surfing is life, and I am so excited to do it behind the new wave of Tige,” stated Bethany Hamilton. “I’m excited to be a part of the Tige family and represent the brand!”
At the age of thirteen, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. One month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and within 2 years had won her first National title. Bethany’s legend status continued to rise at the 2016 Fiji Women’s Pro as she beat out the top world ranked women.
"Bethany is an icon and role model," stated Charlie Pigeon, Founder and CEO of Tige Boats. "Her story has inspired millions of people around the world. Bethany is the perfect fit for Tige and our culture.”
Bethany Hamilton was the inspiration behind the autobiography and movie Soul Surfer-- starring Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and AnnaSophia Robb. Bethany’s latest project, SURFS LIKE A GIRL, a surf film, will showcase her as one of the best women surfers in the world, is set to release in Spring 2017.
With her new partnership with Tige, Bethany can do what she loves with her family and friends on board.
Tige has been an early leader when it comes to wake surfing. The patented Tige Convex V Hull has always been able to produce an incredibly clean, powerful wave, with a more natural shape - It is no wonder that pro ocean surfers have gravitated to Tige. While many boats can produce a "surfable" wave - there is a big difference between a wave that you can surf and a truly great surf wave. Tige's Convex V hull and its TAPS3 system provide the most adjustable wave on the water. From a smooth transition for skim style riders or a taller steep face for surf style - There is nothing like a Tige wave.
Bethany joins the already great roster of Tige riders including Pro Ocean Surfer Josh Kerr, Pro Wake Surfer Dominic Lagace, Pro Wake Surfers Emily Agate and Allison Sos, And Pro Wakeboarders Adam Errington and Erik Ruck.
Welcome Bethany to the Tige team and stop by PULL Watersports to check out the incredible line up of 2017 Tige Boats!