Hollywood actress AnnaSophia Robb has revealed that before she went into the movie Soul Surfer, she did not really have that much of a connection with surfing. However, since making the movie AnnaSophia has admitted that she has caught the surfing bug and cannot get enough of it.
Robb explained, “I didn’t really understand it before, at all. Surfing is something I just crave. I wish I was out there right now, even if I’m just sitting on a board. It’s one thing where you just forget about everything else that’s going on, on land. You’re unreachable. You’re untouched. You’re out in this place made by God.”
She added, “You have to be really in the moment because you have to be aware of the waves that are behind you and in front of you. You have to be aware of where your position is. Your main goal is to catch a wave. You have to look for the perfect wave and, once you catch that, it’s just this exhilarating feeling of freedom. Something bigger than yourself is surging and you’re just pushing through.”
AnnaSophia concluded, “It’s just a beautiful thing.” Soul Surfer is based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack while surfing but overcame the odds to get back in the water and become a champion surfer. AnnaSophia Robb is preparing to appear in the retelling of the classic story Peter Pan in the movie Pan, which begins shooting this month.