Bethany Hamilton signing at City Walk

"Soul Surfer" Bethany Hamilton Autograph Signing and Sandal Launch at Universal Studios CityWalk

What: Flip Flop Shops is inviting fans to come meet professional "soul surfer" and Cobian Ambassador Bethany Hamilton at its Universal Studios CityWalk shop on Saturday, March 29 from 12 noon – 3 p.m. for an autograph signing event. Bethany will be celebrating the retail launch of her Cobian Limited Edition Signature Sandal with music, fun activities and giveaways for the crowd!

Bethany will be signing posters for thousands of waiting fans, and giving an inspirational address to the crowd. She will also be unveiling her new Cobian sandal line, available for purchase for the first time at the event. A portion of the proceeds from Bethany's new sandal will go towards her Friends of Bethany foundation, which supports shark attack survivors and traumatic amputees worldwide.

Flip Flop Shops recommends attendees arrive early for the best possible chance to meet Bethany, as large crowds are expected.

Who: Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope. During a surf session on Halloween morning 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark, which bit off her left arm and seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. Miraculously, just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and just over a year later won her first National title. In 2007, Bethany realized her dream of surfing professionally and since then her story has been told in an autobiography and in the 2011 film, Soul Surfer.

Cost: FREE and open to the public
Where: Flip Flop Shops at Universal Studios CityWalk, 1000 Universal City Plaza, Universal City
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 12 noon – 3 p.m.

More: For more information visit or call the Flip Flop Shops Universal CityWalk at (818) 763-7253 or visit its Facebook Page at