Alana Rene Blanchard is an American professional surfer who gained worldwide recognition at the age of 22 as one of the best female surfers in the world. Besides surfing, Blanchard frequently appears as a bikini model and has also taken part as a designer of Rip Curl Bikinis. She was born on 5th March 1990 in a Hawaiian city, Kauai. The young role model has even more followers on Twitter and Instagram than Kelly Slater who has won world championship 11 times. Moreover, Blanchard is a participant of ASP World Tour. Currently she runs her show on Network A, by the name of Surfer Girl, which follows Alana’s life in Hawaii along with her surfing and modeling career.
Alana happens to be the friend of Bethany Hamilton, a famous surfer, and was there with her when Hamilton got attacked by the 14 foottiger shark. In the 2011 movie, Soul Surfer, that depicts the actual events, Blanchard was played by Lorraine Nicholson. While Hamilton became the symbol of hope and strength among surfers and traveled as a surfing ambassador throughout the world, Alana also worked hard to achieve success in surfing. She took part in various contests and won many of those such as Women’s Pipeline Championships in Hawaii, the Rip Curl Girls Festival Jr. Pro in Spain, the Roxy Pro Trials, Haleiwa in Hawaii, the Billabong Pro, Pre Trials in Maui, and at the Volcom Pufferfish Surf Series right at her homeland at Pinetrees, Kauai. As Alana morphed into a successful surfer, she got noticed by the fashion industry for her photogenic looks as well. Although many people, particularly fellow surfers, have criticized her modeling career, there is no denying that Alana has helped to make surfing an attractive sport profession. Alana Blanchard is not merely a model who can surf but she is a surfer who got great looks!