Alana Blanchard

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Alana Blanchard
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Personal information
Born Alana Rene Blanchard
(1990-03-05) March 5, 1990 (age 24)
Kauai, Hawaii, United States
Nickname Lana[1]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Weight 120 lb (54 kg)[1]
Surfing career
Career earnings $153,825.00[1]
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]
Website www.alanablanchard.com

Alana Rene Blanchard (born March 5, 1990)[1] is an American professional surfer and occasional bikini model.[2] Alana surfs on the ASP World Tour.[3] Alana is involved in designing Rip Curl bikinis.[4] She is best friends with fellow surfer Bethany Hamilton, and was present when Hamilton suffered the shark attack that cost her an arm.[5][6] She was played by actress Lorraine Nicholson in the 2011 film Soul Surfer. Alana currently[when?] has her own show, Surfer Girl, by Network A, which follows her life in Kauai as a professional surfer and model.

Career[edit]

2007 Accomplishments:

  • 1st place – Women’s Pipeline Championships, Hawaii[7]
  • Quarterfinals – Rip Curl Girls Festival, Spain[citation needed]
  • 1st place – Rip Curl Girls Festival Jr. Pro, Spain[7]
  • 1st place – Roxy Pro Trials, Haleiwa, Hawaii[7]
  • 1st Place – Billabong Pro, Pre Trials, Hookipa, Maui[7]
  • 1st Place – Volcom Pufferfish Surf Series, Pinetrees, Kauai[7]
  • 3rd place – HASA State Championships, Ala Moana Bowls, Hawaii[citation needed]
  • 4th place – NSSA Nationals, Trestles, California[citation needed]

5th

Past Accomplishments:

  • 2006 International Rip Curl Gromsearch Championships[citation needed]
  • 2005 T&C Women’s Pipeline Championships. – 1st Place[citation needed]
  • 2005 HASA State Championships. – 1st Place[citation needed]
  • 2005 NSSA Regionals – 1st Place Explorer Women, 1st Place Explorer Girls & 3rd Place Open Women[citation needed]
  • 2005 NSSA Nationals – 2nd Place Explorer Girls, 3rd place Open Women & 4th Place Explorer Women[citation needed]
  • 2005 Rip Curl Grom Search Nationals – 1st Place[citation needed]
  • 2005 Oneill World Cup of Surfing – 3rd Place/Users/[citation needed]
  • 2005 Triple Crown Rookie of the Year[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Surfer Profile: Alana Blanchard". Association of Surfing Professionals. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.theinertia.com/surf/alana-blanchard-21-great-photos/
  3. ^ "Surfer". Alana Blanchard. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  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. ^ a b c d e "The 20 Hottest Champions in Sports". Bleacher Report. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 

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