Malina Birch is the main antagonist in the popular movie Soul Surfer. At the beginning of the movie we see her with a bad attitude after losing a competition to Bethany Hamilton. She also smack talks Bethany and Alana after they are sponserd by Rip Curl, and she is not. When Bethany competes again she gives her a hard time because the last time that Bethany competed she had to be rescued. After beating Bethany during the final competition Malina realizes how tough Bethany is, and decides to share her win with her.