With more than 1.9 million Facebook likes and 1.5 million Instagram followers, Alana Blanchard is quite possibly the most popular female surfer in the world and has proven she’s much more than a pretty face.
Hailing from the Hawaiian island of Kauai, Alana has won countless world surfing championships and gained a legion of loyal fans. We recently chatted with the sun-kissed Ripcurl model to get the inside scoop on her bikini body secrets, must-have beauty products and vegan diet.
My dad pushed me into the water and taught me to surf when I was four years old. My passion for surfing grew from there.
I think my biggest career highlight so far is being one of the top 17 surfers in the world.
You have to have fun. Surfing is a feel good sport so you don’t want to lose that.
I started riding for Ripcurl when I was 14 years old so the they are like family to me. They have helped me in so many ways with my career and I’ve never looked back.
I love to switch it up. I think it’s fun to wear different styles.
We are all different so it is important to embrace our bodies for what they are. Young girls see images of models and believe that they have to look the same way, when that’s not the case at all.
I love incorporating interval training and sprints into my workouts. I also enjoy mixing it up with Pilates and yoga, which are amazing for toning.
I’m a health food junkie and stick to a vegan diet. I have learnt that I feel so much better when I eat lean, clean foods.
Vegan banana bread and cookies – yum! When I’m travelling I always look for vegan treats to try.
I recently went to the Maldives, which was pretty amazing.
My friends and family.
Hang out with my friends and surf! Although surfing is my career, I honestly enjoy it so much that I spend most of my time in the water.
Sunscreen and water are my absolute must-haves!
Maybe with a family and running my own fitness studio.