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Surfer, New Mom, And Philanthropist Alana Blanchard Wants To Help Young Female Surfers Realize Their Dreams

The cost for young surfers to compete can be daunting without major sponsors and brands to help with travel and contest fees, so she created the Alana Blanchard Foundation.

With her cascading hair consistently bent into perfect beach waves, lithe frame, and ability to stylishly carve up and down the world’s best waves, Alana Blanchard looks every part the iconic surfer girl.

For most of her life, she has been just that, competing professionally on the World Surf League’s women’s championship tour until her departure in 2015. She has also crisscrossed the globe as a model and designer for major surf brand Rip Curl, although lately that travel comes with an extra special carry-on: her 6-month-old son, Banks, with partner and fellow surfer, Jack Freestone.

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