Alana Blanchard

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Alana Blanchard
Personal information
Born 5-3-1990 (age 31)
Birth place Kauai, Hawaii, United States
Birth name Alana Rene Blanchard
Nickname Lana[1]
Surfing specifications
Stance Natural (Regular)[1]
Sponsors Rip Curl, Reef, SPY Optic, Sticky Bumps, GoPro, Rockstar, Channel Islands[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

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "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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