Today, Alana Blanchard is one of the most recognized surfers in the world. She is currently on the ASP World Tour, designing bikinis for Rip Curl, occasional bikini model for Sports Illustrated, and is the star of her own reality TV show, Surfer Girl. In 2011, she played Lorraine Nicholson in the film, “Soul Surfer” propelling herself into the Hollywood spotlight. But, Alana’s awesomeness doesn’t stop here. In her free time Alana also paddle boards, rides horses, finds her peace in Yoga and her butt-kicking moves training in Jiu-Jitsu.
She finds philanthropy to be rewarding and regularly teams up with best friend and professional surfer, Bethany Hamilton to throw charity events such as the “Keiki Classic” surf competition in her hometown (We must note, that Bethany Hamilton is also the bomb.com and be on the lookout for a future post). But most importantly, Alana seems to stick very close to the good ole’ fashioned life values of friends and family. She has openly expressed that her number one inspiration is the support she receives from her family and friends and for this and this alone, we love and support you Alana.
Check out her dope skills and notable accolades below:
Her sponsors include Rip Curl, Reef Footwear, Spy eyewear, Sticky Bumps Accessories, GoPro Cameras, Rockstar energy drinks, and Channel Islands surfboards.
2nd Movistar Pro presented by Rip Curl 6 Star Lobitos, Peru
4th Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Specialty Pipeline, Hawaii
3rd Cholos Women’s Hawaiian Pro 6 Star Haleiwa, Hawaii
3rd Gidget Pro World Tour Sunset Beach, Hawaii
1st Reef Hawaiian Pro Specialty Haleiwa, Hawaii
3rd Midori Pro 6 Star Newcastle Beach, Australia
1st Women’s Pipeline Championships 4 Star Pipeline, Hawaiii
4th NSSA Nationals Trestles, California
1st Rip Curl International Gromsearch Champion Bells Beach, Australia
1st T&C Women’s Pipeline Championships 4 Star Pipeline, Hawaii
1st Rip Curl International GromSearch Nationals, Hawaii
3rd Oneill World Cup of Surfing Sunset Beach, Hawaii
1st Triple Crown Rookie Of The Year Specialty
Below, professional surfer Alana Blanchard nails a photo shoot with Surfer Magazine as she shares her experiences of training at Athletic Gaines, an NFL training gym athletes visit prior to competing in the NFL combine. Alana is an athletic phenomenon with regular exercise regiment consisting of surfing, yoga, Jiu-Jitsu, in addition to other disciplines.