One-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton stunned the World Surf League's Fiji Women's Pro with her incredible performance.
The 26-year-old Hawaiian beat world number one Tyler Wright and six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore. However, during the semi-finals she lost to France's Johanne Defay.
When Hamilton was 13 years old, she was a rising surfing star in Hawaii. However, her left arm was bitten off in a shark attack in October 2003.
"I knew once I beat Tyler, I could beat anyone," she told the World Surf League. "At the end of the day, it's just getting it together and catching the right waves and just surfing my best."
Even though Hamilton lost to Defay, Hamilton was happy with her performance, hoping her story would inspire young girls.
"I know I'm like in a unique position to hopefully encourage you girls to make great decisions as they're growing into women and also to chase their dreams," she said. "I think I'm just a reminder for the young girls that, 'Hey, like you can do it if you set your mind to it.'"