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7 Reasons Why Professional Surfer Alana Blanchard Is the Coolest Person Ever

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Manhattan chapter.

The girl can rip. Alana Blanchard is a Hawaiian native and professional Surfer. She’s sponsored by the surf company Rip Curl.

The Hawaiian Islands is the place she calls home. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world and a surfers Paradise.

She’s also currently dating fellow pro surfer and Aussie, Jack Freestone. Their instagrams of them traveling the world together will make your heart melt. And they surf together. Serious relationship goals.

She’s also besties with Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton. They grew up surfing together in Hawaii, and started competing together at the age of nine.

When she’s not tearing it up out in the water, she helps design bikinis for Rip Curl.

And incase it wasn’t already obvious; the girl’s a smoke show. She models her own bikini line at Rip Curl and was in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

And to top it all off, she’s also truly one of the nicest girls ever. (That’s me!) 

My name is Kiersten Buelow, I am a Sophomore at Manhattan College. I am swimmer for the Manhattan Jaspers and a journalism major with a minor in digital media.