Alana Blanchard

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Alana Blanchard
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Alana Blanchard at the EDP Cascais Girls Pro in 2013
Personal information
Born Alana Rene Blanchard
(1990-03-05) March 5, 1990 (age 25)
Kauai, Hawaii, United States
Nickname Lana[1]
Surfing career
Sponsors Rip Curl, Reef, SPY Optic, Sticky Bumps, GoPro, Rockstar, Channel Islands[1]
Surfing specifications
Stance Natural (Regular)[1]
Shaper(s) Al Merrick[1]
Favorite waves Hanalei Bay[1]
Favorite maneuvers Airs[1]

Alana Rene Blanchard (born March 5, 1990)[1] is an American professional surfer and model. Blanchard has surfed on the ASP World Tour,[2] though she has indicated she may take a break from competitive surfing in 2015.[3] Blanchard is also involved in designing Rip Curl bikinis.[4]

Blanchard is friends with fellow surfer Bethany Hamilton, and was present when Hamilton suffered the shark attack that cost her arm.[5][6] Blanchard was played by actress Lorraine Nicholson in the 2011 film Soul Surfer.

Career[edit]

Blanchard took first place in shortboard at the 2005 T&C Women’s Pipeline Championships.[7] She has also won championships in the Women’s Pipeline Championships, Hawaii; Rip Curl Girls Festival Jr. Pro, Spain; Roxy Pro Trials, Haleiwa, Hawaii; Billabong Pro, Pre Trials, Hookipa, Maui; and Volcom Pufferfish Surf Series, Pinetrees, Kauai.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Surfer Profile: Alana Blanchard". Association of Surfing Professionals. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Surfer". Alana Blanchard. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  3. ^ Alana Blanchard is the most popular surfer in the world but she can’t win a heat, news.com.au, retrieved February 1, 2015
  4. ^ Webster, Andrew. "Manly awash with booty and the beasts | thetelegraph.com.au". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. ^ Independent Newspapers Online (2003-11-03). "Teen's surfing dreams shattered in a second - World News | IOL News". IOL.co.za. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Female teen surfing star loses arm in shark attack of Hawaii shore". Owosso Michigan: The Argus-Press. Nov 2, 2003. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Anne Beasley Weber, "Pipeline is for Girls," Surfline.com, publication date unknown, retrieved February 1, 2015
  8. ^ "The 20 Hottest Champions in Sports". Bleacher Report. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 

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