The 17-year-old actress recently chatted with JustJaredJr.com about filming the movie and shared a great story about earning her “surfer muscles.”
“The thing about surfing that I don’t think people understand a lot is that it’s a life-long learning curve. Every single wave you go to in the world is different. I was always training and surfing and I remember one particular day. Or, wait, let’s just say that I was trying to surf. I’m truly and amateur. But I was paddling and it’s so hard, just the endurance…I remember going out to his bay with my surf coach and was totally blown out,” she started.
AnnaSophia continued, “It was super windy and this was at the beginning when I was terrible. I paddled so hard and my arms were so tired and sore all the time. But within the next day or two, it showed up that fast. But Bethany [Hamilton] grabbed my arm and said ‘Oh, you have the surf muscle now.’ I looked in the mirror and flipped out. I had that little line and it was the highlight of all of it. And it was great because the Hamiltons, they don’t sugar coat anything — they tell you how it is and that’s nice.”
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