Alana Blanchard has surfed on the ASP World Tour. Blanchard also designs and models Rip Curl swimwear, particularly a line of wetsuits specifically for surfing. She is a long time best friend and supporter of Bethany Hamilton.
Born Name: Alana Rene Blanchard
Nick Name: Lana
Occupation: Professional Surfer, Model, Swimwear Designer, Entrepreneur
Born: March 05, 1990, 29 years and 8 months, Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii, United States
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Hair Color: Blonde (Natural)
Eye Color: Light Brown
Measurements: 36-24-36 inches – 91-61-3=91 cm
Bra size: 34B
Father – Holt Blanchard
Mother – Unknown
Siblings – Byron Blanchard (Older Brother), Dorian Blanchard (Younger Brother)
Alana Blanchard is represented by Alana Blanchard, Inc.
Blanchard is the daughter of Holt and Cydney Blanchard. She has 2 brothers Byron (older) and Dorian (younger). Both she and her father are friends of fellow surfer Bethany Hamilton, and they were present when Hamilton suffered the shark attack that cost her left arm at age thirteen. Blanchard was played by actress Lorraine Nicholson in the 2011 film Soul Surfer.
Blanchard took first place in shortboard at the 2005 T&C Women’s Pipeline Championships. She has also won championships in the following:
The Women’s Pipeline Championships, Hawaii
The Rip Curl Girls Festival Junior Pro, Spain
The Roxy Pro Trials in Haleiwa, Hawaii
The Billabong Pro Pre Trials in Hookipa, Maui
The Volcom Pufferfish Surf Series in Pinetrees, Kauai.
In 2013, Blanchard began dating Australian pro surfer Jack Freestone after they met while on the North Shore of Oahu, HI. In June 2017, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. Their son, Banks Harvey, was born on December 1, 2017. The couple became engaged in June 2019.
Blanchard is vegan
Alana Blanchard has done endorsement work for the following brands
Los Cabos Tourism
One Ocean Diving
Best Known For
Being a talented professional surfer and for winning several championships including The Women’s Pipeline Championships, Hawaii (2007); The Rip Curl Girls Festival Junior Pro, Spain (2007); Cholo’s Women’s Pipeline Pro on the North Shore of Oahu (2007); The Roxy Pro Trials in Haleiwa, Hawaii (2007); The Billabong Pro Pre Trials in Hookipa, Maui (2007); and The Volcom Puffer Fish Surf Series in Pine Trees, Kauai (2007)
Being an attractive surfer model with more than 2 million followers on Instagram
In 2011, she made her theatrical film debut in the biographical film Soul Surfer as a stuntwoman. However, her role in the movie was uncredited.
First TV Show
In 2003, she made her first TV show appearance on the popular series Switched!
Alana Blanchard likes to stay fit and active. Her work out routine includes boxing, Pilates, and yoga. Also, she stays active by going swimming, riding her bike, sprinting upstairs, doing HIIT (high-intensity interval training) exercises, squats, and lunges.
As for her diet, she sticks with a healthy vegan diet that includes loads of organic vegetables and fruits.
Alana Blanchard Favorite Things
Waves – Hanalei Bay
Maneuvers – Airs
Vegan Food – Vegan cookies, vegan pumpkin pies, vegan banana bread
Pro Surfer – Stephanie Gilmore
Alana Blanchard Facts
She was just 4 years when her father gave her the first surfing lesson at the Hanalei Pier. By 9 years, she started competing and traveling around the world.
She is a naturally regular-footed surfer.
She knows Bethany Hamilton personally and was surfing with her when the sharks attacked Bethany.
Her character in the film Soul Surfer was played by actress Lorraine Nicholson.
When she was 20, she chose to become vegan just to get skinny but later adopted a healthier approach to her vegan diet.
She designs Rip Curl swimwear for surfing.
She wears a lot of sunscreens and drinks a lot of water when she is out on the beach.
In 2013, she was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
In May 2017, with the view to support female talented surfers, she launched the Alana Blanchard Foundation (ABF).
Visit her official website @ alanablanchard.com.