An Evening of Resilience: Cobian Celebrates Bethany Hamilton’s 20 Years of Overcoming

An Evening of Resilience: Cobian Celebrates Bethany Hamilton’s 20 Years of Overcoming

As the sun set over the Pacific, a wave of inspiration washed over a sold-out crowd of 400 who gathered at La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas, CA, for a very special event: "Bethany Hamilton: 20 Years of Overcoming." The night was a heartfelt celebration of Bethany Hamilton’s two-decade journey of resilience, faith, and triumph over adversity. Hosted by Cobian, the event was not merely a commemoration but a beacon of hope and empowerment.

From the onset, the atmosphere was filled with a spirit of unity and encouragement. John Cobian welcomed the audience and recognized Bethany for her faith and shared values, ten years of partnership, and for embodying the spirit of Salt + Light.

Live music and hula performance graced the night, creating a backdrop of joy and reflection, while exciting giveaways added a touch of excitement and delight.

A beautifully curated film screening captured hearts, taking us through the remarkable journey of Bethany, not only as a globally renowned surfer but also as a devoted wife, loving mother, and a symbol of unwavering courage.

Yet, it was the powerful and inspirational stories shared, especially by Bethany, that truly illuminated the event. Her words, resonating with hope and the beauty of overcoming, were a testament to her extraordinary journey and the lives she has touched.

A live Q&A session allowed attendees to connect more deeply with Bethany and her husband, Adam, bringing forth enriching conversations and shared experiences. The openness and warmth of this dialogue fostered a sense of community and shared purpose.

A significant highlight of the evening was its philanthropic spirit. The event proudly supported the Beautifully Flawed Foundation, an organization close to Bethany’s heart. Through its dedicated efforts, the foundation has supported young men and women with limb differences, empowering them to channel the power of faith to navigate life's challenges with courage and optimism. Executive Director Sarah Hill graced the stage and shared some of the inspiring work the organization is doing, including first-response packages, enriching retreats, and transformative conferences.

We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who joined us, to Bethany Hamilton for sharing her incredible journey, and to all who contributed to making this night a shining testament to the power of faith and overcoming.

Close up shot framed between a crowd showing the La Paloma Theatre billboard reading, "Bethany Hamilton 6pm."

John Cobian, owner and founder of Cobian Footwear, smiling while speaking on Bethany's inspiring faith.

Three little girls performing a hula dance on stage.

Cobian Ambassador and pro surfer, Damien Hobgood, throwing giveaway items to the sold out crowd.

Bethany Hamilton smiling at her husband, Adam, who is retelling a funny story.

Bethany Hamilton and her husband, Adam, talking to Sarah Hill, Executive Director of the Beautifully Flawed Foundation.

Bethany Hamilton talking to young girls while autographing posters.

A group shot of Bethany Hamilton, her husband, Adam, and the Cobian team with a sold out crowd in the background.

Join Us in Making a Difference

We invite you to continue supporting the remarkable efforts of the Beautifully Flawed Foundation. Your generosity and involvement can make a significant difference in the lives of many, empowering them to overcome challenges with faith and resilience.

Stay connected with us for future events and opportunities to be part of impactful causes that celebrate faith and the human spirit’s extraordinary ability to overcome adversity.

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