• Adam Dirks is the husband of professional one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton.
• He works as a youth minister and teaches as a substitute teacher.
• He loves surfing and other outdoor activities such as hiking and spearfishing.
• He and his wife appeared on "The Amazing Race" in 2014.
• They have two sons and he supports his wife's career as a motivational speaker.
Who is Adam Dirks?
Adam Dirks is the husband of professional one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton, who is also a motivational speaker. He first caught attention when he and his wife appeared on a favorite TV show “The Amazing Race” in 2014.
What is Adam Dirks’ job?
Adam is a devout Christian and committed to his church community. He worked as a youth minister, and started his teaching career as a substitute teacher before becoming a full-time teacher and a mentor. His experience at church means that he deals with problems faced by churchgoers, and motivates people with hard issues, and guides them when they question their beliefs in Christianity.
Even though he is not as skilled as his wife, Dirks also loves surfing and fully supports his wife after the shark attack incident. Besides surfing, he likes hiking and spearfishing as well.
How he met his brave and inspiring wife
They met at the beach in 2012 through mutual friends. Interestingly, Dirks did not know Hamilton’s celebrity status, and had never see “Soul Surfer”, a movie based on Hamilton’s shark tragedy in which she lost her left arm at the age of 13 in 2003.
Dirks then moved to the place where Hamilton experienced her scariest event in Kauai, Hawaii, and started his ministry service there as an intern.
Marriage Life and kids
Dirks and Hamilton became engaged in April 2013 and tied the knot four months later in a private party attended by 300 people in Hawaii.
“Today was the most beautiful, wonderful best day of my life! God is more than good(: Excited to live life with my husband Adam Dirks!” the beautiful blonde said.
The couple now has two sons; Tobias, who was born in 2015 and Wesley in 2018.
Dirks is a husband who doesn’t mind being in an anti-mainstream family role, referring to his wife’s celebrity status as a motivator who travels to share her story. His love of nature and his wife makes him happy to always encourage her and be a full-time husband-at-home. Hamilton’s net worth is estimated by authoritative sources at over $2 million.
“Switching my life from full-time youth ministry and substitute teacher to married life has been an amazing experience. I love being with my wife as she travels so often, and being her rock, support, and encourager for life,” Dirks said when asked to describe his recent activities.
The Amazing Race
The couple attracted worldwide attention when they participated in “The Amazing Race 25” aired on CBS. Despite being in the third position, fans loved how the pro-surfer and her full-time husband struggled to finish the competition.
Despite his wife’s limited physical ability, Dirks praised Hamilton for being a great teammate in overcoming all the challenges in the 25-day show. “Bethany was just so strong in every challenge. She was just head-on, not afraid at was coming at her, and we just teamed it up pretty well. I’m stoked she was my partner and that she’s my wife,” Dirks said.