‘We are overjoyed’ Bethany Hamilton announces the birth of her second child with husband Adam Dirks

Bethany Hamilton, the professional surfer who survived a shark attack in 2003, has revealed that she's welcomed her second child.

The athlete took to Instagram to announce the lovely baby news, as she revealed that she welcomed another boy who they named Wesley Phillip.

‘We are overjoyed to welcome our son Wesley Phillip Dirks into the world! It’s been a beautiful time getting life started with the four of us! We are thankful to God for our two lil guys!!!’, she wrote, alongside an adorable picture of the new family of four.

Fans of the surfer were quick to comment on the picture to congratulate the couple on their new addition to their brood.

One said: ‘Congrats on another beautiful baby boy!! ❤️’, and another added: ‘You look amazing! And Tobs and Wesley couldn’t be any cuter!!! So happy for you guys! ❤️’

A third follower also wrote: ‘Congratulations and lots of love to you and your beautiful family 😘💞💞’.

Bethany announced she was expecting her second child back in October, with a cute video of her son Tobias, who she welcomed in 2015, kissing his mum’s bump.

She wrote at the time: ‘More than thankful to share our joyous news!!! #babyinthere #babyonboard✨🎉❤️’.

The now mum-of-two kept fans updated throughout her pregnancy with plenty of pictures of her growing bump, including ones where she’s seen exercising.

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Alongside the snaps, she wrote: ‘Moving my body is so important to me, and yes especially while being pregnant. Giving birth is so physical so I think it’s important to stay in decent shape for labour. I surfed till about 6 1/2 month pregnant and then felt it was ready to take a lil break.’

She added that she included daily walks in her workout regime, as per doctor’s orders, and skateboarding.

Moving my body is so important to me, and yes especially while being pregnant. Giving birth is so physical so I think it’s important to stay in decent shape for labor. I surfed till about 6 1/2 month pregnant and then felt it was ready to take a lil break. As hard as that is for me, it’s kinda nice to take a short break, so then when I get back in the ocean I have a fresh spark of excitement! As an athlete I know my body well and always look for ways to care and keep healthy. This is just a small look into what I do. I have a whole routine of posture focused movements I do along with these. ☝🏽Here are some of my favorite #ThirdTrimester movements. Lunges, squats and bridges. These are great foundational moves. I do these slow, focused and gentle, usually bare foot because I like to activate all the muscles in my feet. When I squat I make sure to go as low as I can and focus on form for all moves. I walk everyday cause that’s the doctors orders, but I must admit it’s more of a chore because my hips get achy. But with a friend or my loved ones I enjoy it! Swimming feels amazing on my joints and body overall. I aim to swim around 30 minutes. Plus I’ll keep in paddling shape for surfing! Skateboarding is fun, and I take it easy. I’m not worried about falling cause it comes natural for me. Plus it emulates surfing so I can bounce back fast! Staying actives help me with my energy levels and keeps me happy! All the best to all you prego moms out there💕✨hope you find some inspiration in this post for your journey! #momlife #bhbodyandsoul #healthypregnacy

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Since her attack, in which her left arm was bitten off, Bethany has since returned to professional surfing. She’s also written multiple books about her journey, like Soul Surfer, which was made into a film in 2011.