The Christian Broadcasting Network has talked to Soul Surfer director Sean McNamara, actor Dennis Quaid, actress AnnaSophia Robb and surfer Bethany Hamilton, whom AnnaSophia portrays in the movie. One paragraph of CBN’s published article had quotes from AnnaSophia Robb:
“It was so much fun,” she said. “Going out with Bethany, getting surf training from professional surfers. It’s so much fun. I’m going to have to move close to the ocean now because I can’t get enough of it.”
AnnaSophia Robb’s Bridge to Terabithia co-start Josh Hutcherson once said of New Zealand, “We were living right down on the beach and after work we would just go down [there], play in the sand, do a little surfing in the ocean.” AnnaSophia replied, “Yeah, it was great,” adding, “It was cool.” Her Race to Witch Mountain co-star Alexander Ludwig also once said, “Me and my buddies we’re avid surfers”.