Tobias Dirks is an American celebrity kid born to surfer Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam. Tobias Dirks is an adorable kid who occasionally appears on his mother’s social media posts and he also appeared in his mother’s documentary “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable”. Scrolling through his mother’s Instagram, it seems like the young guy is also learning to surf just like his mother.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Tobias Dirks was born on 1 June 2015 in the United States. He is currently 4 years old and his zodiac sign is Gemini. Tobias’s parents are mother Bethany Hamilton and father Adam Dirks. His mother is a professional surfer and his father is a teacher. Tobias also has a younger brother named Wesley Phillip Dirks who was born in 2018. Moreover, Tobias was named after his great grandfather with the same name.
Talking about his other family members, Tobias’s maternal grandparents are Tom and Cheri Hamilton. They are both film producers. Similarly, Tobias has two maternal uncles namely Noah and Timothy Hamilton. Their family has a Dutch-German ancestry and Tobias is an American by nationality.
Moving on to his educational background, there is no information available on this issue. However, at such a young age, he might not be enrolled in school yet.
Tobias is still too young to involve in any income-generating activities. He is the son of prominent surfing personality and hence he gained fame by appearing in his mother’s social media posts. Bethany first introduced him to the world with an Instagram post on June 15, 2015.
Tobias also occasionally appears on his mother’s self-titled Youtube channel. Some videos that feature Tobias are Waves of Joy at the Surf Ranch, Tobias is being promoted….!!!, UNSTOPPABLE ME by Adam Dirks with Bethany Hamilton || KIDS BOOK READ ALOUD || BIG WAVE SURF IMAGERY among others. He also frequently appears on Bethany’s Instagram posts.
Moreover, Tobias also made an appearance in the documentary titled Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable. It follows the story of Bethany, Tobias’s mother, and her journey through the devastating shark-attack and much more. The documentary was released on July 12, 2019. Furthermore, Tobias’s parents competed in the 25th Season of The Amazing Race.
Awards and Net Worth
There is no record of Tobias’s net worth due to his young age. At present, he is enjoying his childhood as a celebrity kid. Talking about his family’s net worth, his mother, Bethany Hamilton, has a net worth of around $2 million. However, she hasn’t revealed her salary till date.
Bethany’s earnings are from surfing events from where she earns around $205k to $450k annually. She is also an author of books like Soul Surfer, Devotions of the Soul Surfer, and Unstoppable Me. Hence, this also influences her net worth. Besides, Tobias’s father, Adam has an earning of over $60k as a teacher. All of these various professional involvements of Tobias’s parents influence his family’s net worth.
Talking about awards, Tobias hasn’t won any. But his mother bagged several awards for her courageous return to surfing. Some of them are Best Comeback Athlete ESPY Award and MTV Teen Choice Award for Courage. Bethany also won the National Surf Championship a year after her book Soul Surfer was published and became a best-seller.
Likewise, Tobias’s father once worked as a substitute teacher and also worked at a youth ministry. Though he is not a professional, Adam also enjoys surfing just like his wife.
As an infant, Tobias is obviously single at the moment. However, with his charms and talents, Tobias is sure to attract many lovers in the future. Talking about his parents’ relationship, they tied the knot on 18 August 2013 at the estate of the north shore in Kauai.
Bethany Hamilton is a surfer who learned to handle waves at a young age. She began competitive surfing at the young age of eight and by age 9, she already earned her first sponsorship. Bethany was homeschooled and she was also a member of the Hanalei Surf Co. team. She proved capable of beating more experienced surfers in competitions.
At Hawaii’s Local Motion/Ezekiel Surf Into Summer event in May 2003, Bethany won both her age group and the open division. Sometime later, she won second place in the open women’s division of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) National Championships at San Clemente, California.
Bethany experienced a shark attack when she was surfing in Tunnels Beach in Ha’ena, Kauai. She was only 13 years old then and she went surfing with Alana Blanchard, her best friend, and Blanchard’s father and brother. Bethany lost her left arm due to the shark attack where a 14-foot long tiger shark attacked her.
While lying on her board, Bethany felt a sudden intense pressure on her left arm and was pulled back and forth for a few seconds. It was before the flurry passed. Initially, she felt no pain, but she noticed the water around her turn red. After a while, her shocked friends realized that her left arm had been severed nearly to the shoulder.
Her best friend’s father made a quick tourniquet from his surfboard leash and led everyone to shore. They rushed Bethany to Wilcox Memorial Hospital. There, they bumped her father from the operating room where he was about to have knee surgery.
Bethany had already lost 60% of her blood when they arrived at the hospital. Moreover, Bethany was in hypovolemic shock and she underwent several surgeries. Despite the life-threatening incident with the shark, Bethany’s love for surfing didn’t end there. She went back to surfing after a month of rest. Later, she resumed participating in surfing events.
Being a 4-years-old, Tobias’s body measurement stats are sure to keep changing for several more years to come. There is no exact information regarding his height, weight, and other body measurement details. Moreover, he has beautiful blue eyes and blonde hair.
The young celebrity kid doesn’t have accounts on any social media platform. However, he appears occasionally on his mother’s media posts. Bethany has 54.6k subscribers on her Youtube channel. She is also available on Instagram under the username @bethanyhamilton and it has over 1.9 million followers and 3501 posts as of March 2020. Moreover, she joined Twitter in January 2010 and has 1.4 million followers. Further, she also has a Facebook page with over 2.2 million followers as well as likes.