As this disaster of a year has erased every major surf contest, we've been getting our competitive surfing fix by watching every new clip that gets dropped on social media. While no jerseys are being worn, it's been fun to see each surfer one-up each other, especially with regards to the surfing taking place at BSR in Waco, Texas. For us, one of the highlights of the past several months has been watching the aerial acrobatics of young Hawaiian surfer, Erin Brooks. The 13-year-old's clips have been shared all over the world and in Rip Curl's "Master & Apprentice", Erin is back at BSR pushing the limits once again.
If there was ever a person who could carry the mantle of being a mentor, the unstoppable Bethany Hamilton pulls the title off easily. By her words, actions, and her own continued quest for progression, Bethany both inspires and is inspired by Erin, and their comaraderie is evident both in and out of the water.
As Erin Brooks explains, "Bethany has taught me to never give up no matter what I'm facing in life. She also shows kindness to everyone she meets, and I try to do the same. Bethany never lets fear get in the way of accomplishing her goals."
For more information about Bethany and Erin's 3-day super session, check Rip Curl's story here.
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