"Soul Surfer" Bethany Hamilton surfing at SuperGirl Pro in Oceanside

The last time I saw Bethany Hamilton surf I didn't have my camera with me. That didn't happen today. I was one of thousands of spectators at the Oceanside Pier and beach on August 4, watching Bethany surf at the SuperGirl Pro event.

Check out a few of my images from this morning.

The beach is crowded waiting to see all the surfers. In addition to Bethany, other participants come from across the world ... including New Zealand and France.

Bethany came in 3rd in her heat ... but that didn't stop the crowd wanting a close-up look, an autograph or the cell phones from trying to catch a pix!