Kauai may be a tiny island but with tones of world class waves it has become a breeding ground for some of the best surfers in the world. From the Irons brothers to Roy Powers, and now Alana Blanchard and current Vans Triple Crown Champion Sebastian Zietz. Dustin Barca, Stephen Koehne and friends weigh in on what it was like to see Sebastian Zietz take [...]
All the information you need on Alana Blanchard
Born: Kauai, HI
Lives: Kauai, HI
Height: 5’8” (173 cm)
Weight: 125 lbs (57 kg)
Sponsors: Rip Curl, Reef, Spy eyewear, Sticky Bumps, Vertra, Channel Islands Surfboards
Shaper: Al Merrick
Board: 5’9” Channel Islands
Training Ground: Hanalei Bay
Favorite spot: Hanalei Bay
Favorite Trick: Airs
Surf News Rating: 9/10
Coming from the North Shore of Kauai, surf girl Alana Blanchard is fated to imprint a mark in female pro surfing, in reality, she already has. At the young age of fifteen, Alana signed up for the first yearly Female Pipeline Masters. Not only did she tackle the slippery conditions of the world’s most disreputable, notorious, and dangerous break, but she became the 1st female Pipeline Master in the process.
She stunned the world’s finest when she charged the 6’-8’ ft. Hawaiian conditions at the 2005 O’neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach. She brought down the likes of World champ Sofia Mulanovich and Claire Bevilacqua on her way to a third place finish!
Her amateur achievements are continuous: NSSA Nationals multi-finalist, NSSA Hawaii State Regional Champion, 2005 National GromSearch Champion, and the list goes on and on. Nevertheless, not only is Alana beyond question among the world’s finest young female talents, but she’s also gorgeous and exceedingly down to earth. Surfing is her life, and there is no doubt that it will also be her vocation.
Alana Blanchard’s ease in mighty surf has established the regular-footer as a consistent leading closer at the esteemed Vans Triple Crown series. As well as her gift in the water, Alana Blanchard has established an global identify for herself as a model that has acquired attention from the likes of media colossus Rolling Stone as among the world’s sexiest women and her talent in and out of the water marks her as one of the greatest names in women’s surfing.
Later joining the ASP Women’s World Tour in 2009, Hawaiian stunner and all round surf girl Alana Blanchard was not able to re-qualify in 2010, but smashed her way back on to the Top seventeen for 2011 with an awesome late-season fight that saw her finish at 8th overall to take the final spot amidst her fellow elite.
With the backing of a enthusiastic family, the likes of Bethany Hamilton as a surfing collaborator, and the North Shore of Kauai as a personal play ground, there’s no decelerating this missy in becoming among the planet’s greatest female surfers.
Alana Blanchard Oahu Training & Kelly Slater Surfing At Haleiwa Pro surf girl Alana Blanchard continues her 6 week stay at her Rip Curl Beach House at Sunset Beach on Hawaii’s famous North Shore. After a rigorous training session with Kahea Hart, Alana Blanchard and Leila Hurst head to Haleiwa Beach Park to surf the world-class wave near the entrance to Haleiwa harbor. Alana encounters [...]
Alana Blanchard Oahu Surfing & Bikini Photo Shoots Pro surf girl Alana Blanchard continues her 6 week stay at the Rip Curl beach house near the legendary big wave surf spot Sunset Beach on Hawaii’s famous North Shore. Alana paddles out for some fun waves at Pupukea and works with professional surfing photographer Ryan Craig to get some good action photos from the water. Later, [...]