We may all know Alana Blanchard, 22, as an American professional surfer (and one of the best female surfers at that). I mean, Alana does surf on the ASP World Tour – nothing to sneeze at. But now we can add to her resume: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model. Alana is in the SI Swimsuit 2013 edition that just hit newsstands.
It was pretty much a no-brainer to include Alana in the issue according to MJ Day, senior editor of SI Swimsuit. “She embodies the ideal that we strive to represent at SI Swimsuit. Beautiful, healthy, active and empowered, Alana charges waves and life the way we do here at Swimsuit. She is the ultimate beach girl and she can rock a bikini like nobody’s business!”
Check out the issue where she models some fab Rip Curl bikinis, which she has been involved in designing for the past 3 years.
Plus, check out the video below from Sports Illustrated on Alana. Alana was photographed by James Macari in Las Vegas, Nevada.