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Curiosities you may not have known about Alana Blanchard

Alana Blanchard is more than just a professional surfer with numerous appearances on the ASP World Tour, the world's premier professional surfing championship.

Known the world over for her extraordinary skills on the board, Alana Blanchard is also a successful model, influencer and Hawaiian lifestyle icon. 

But how much do we really know about this talented sportswoman? Here are six facts you might not have known about Alana Blanchard the queen of the surfboard.

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Early beginnings
Alana was born and raised in Kauai, Hawaii, and started surfing at the age of just four. In a land where waves are an integral part of everyday life, a passion for surfing entered her heart from an early age.
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Friendship with Bethany Hamilton
Another interesting fact about Alana's life is her close friendship with surfer Bethany Hamilton. The two have been friends since they were children and Alana was present when Hamilton was attacked by a shark in 2003, losing an arm. Despite the accident, Hamilton has returned to surfing and Alana has also always shown great support for her career.
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Modeling career
Besides being a successful surfer, Alana Blanchard is also a professional model. She has worked with world-renowned brands such as Rip Curl and has posed for numerous surf and fashion magazines, cementing her status as a style icon in the surfing world.
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Reality Show
In 2013, Alana starred in a reality show called 'Surfer Girl' on the YouTube channel Network A. The show followed her daily life, highlighting her adventures on the waves as well as her modelling and personal relationships.
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Personal life
Despite her fame, Alana has always kept a low profile about her private life. She is married to Australian surfer Jack Freestone, with whom she has two children. The family lives in Kauai, where Alana continues to chase the waves every day.
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Commitment to the environment
Alana is very aware of environmental protection, something that is reflected in her lifestyle and professional choices. She has collaborated with numerous ocean conservation and beach clean-up initiatives, proving that her love for the sea goes beyond surfing.
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26/02/2024
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