Bethany Hamilton to Greet Fans at Hansen Surfboards Thursday, August 1
Fans will get first peek at and chance to pre-order the
Bethany Hamilton Limited Edition Signature Sandal by Cobian.
Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a Tiger Shark attack when she was 13, has gone on to become a pro surfer, role model and source of inspiration to millions through her story of inspiration.
ENCINITAS, Calif., July 24, 2013 – Bethany Hamilton, A pro surfer, role model and source of inspiration to many through her story of inspiration, will greet fans at Hansen Surfboards, located at 1105 S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, Calif., Thursday, August 1, during the debut event of her Bethany Hamilton Limited Edition Signature Sandal by Cobian. Fans will get a chance to greet Hamilton between 6 pm to 7 pm when she’ll autograph posters. Eager fans can arrive earlier, at 5 pm, to enjoy free music and barbecue, and stay until 8 pm to give everyone a chance to get through the lines to pre-order the signature sandal.
"I live in sandals, so I'm excited about my signature Cobian sandal!” said Hamilton, Cobian Ambassador and inspiration for the Bethany Hamilton Limited Edition Signature Sandal. “It's fun to be able to share a little bit of what I like to wear in my daily life."
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this signature sandal will be donated to “Friends of Bethany,” a non-profit organization supporting shark attack survivors and traumatic amputees.
In addition to “Friends of Bethany,” Hamilton partnered with Cobian in the Feet Angels initiative. According to Chris Peck, Sales and Marketing Event Coordinator at Cobian, “We'll be sending sandals all over the world through the Feet Angels project. Cobian donated over 8,000 pairs of sandals to be delivered internationally through multiple like-minded partners. Bethany is championing the project through inviting her followers to offer a ‘message of hope' to accompany each pair of sandals delivered.”
"I love being an ambassador of Cobian and the positive message that
Cobian likes to share,” added Hamilton. “Plus their sandals are cute and comfy!"
Founded in 1961, Hansen Surfboards is San Diego’s largest surf shop and credits the San Diego community, surf legends and brands that have been a big part of its success. HansenSurf.com was recognized for its outstanding customer service by STELLAService, along with 50 top U.S. retailers. With more than 16,000 square feet of retail space, Hansen Surfboards offers something for everyone in the family and recently celebrated 50 years of success as a single-store, family-owned and operated retail business. To stay updated on Hansen Surfboards’ activities and specials, join the Hansen Surfboards Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/HansenSurfboards or visit www.hansensurf.com.