|Born Name||Alana Rene Blanchard|
|Birth Place||Kawai, Hawaii, United States|
|Eye Color||Search Results Featured snippet from the web light brown|
|Profession||Social Media Icon, ex-Professional Surfer|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Age||29 years old|
|Sibling||Byron Blanchard & Dorian Blanchard|
|Parents||Holt Blanchard and Cydney Blanchard|
Last Updated on January 2, 2020
Alana Rene Blanchard, also known as Alana Blanchard is an American Professional Surfer and Bikini model from Kauai, Hawaii, United States. She came to the spotlight when she was featured as one of the characters in the movie Soul Surfer released in 2011 based on her best friend Bethany Hamilton‘s biography, Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board published in 2004. Bethany Hamilton survived a shark attack and lost her left arm up to her shoulder in 2003.
Blanchard was present at the spot with her brother Byron Blanchard and father Holt Blanchard when Bethany then 13, was attacked by a 14-foot long shark while morning surfing along Tunnels Beach, Kauai on October 31, 2003. Her character was played by Lorraine Nicholson, the daughter of legendary actor Jack Nicholson.
Alana Blanchard’s Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Alana is $2 million as of 2019. Her lucrative contract of $800,000 with Rip Curl, including her design and bikini modeling, is the amount excluding of other incentives. Likewise, her endorsement deal with small companies like GoPro, Modem, Rockstar, Reef adds to her fortune. However, her earnings from her 16-year pro surfing career are around $1 million as per her average record.
Alana’s 1.8 million followers on Instagram has been supporting endorsement for her partner companies lesmillsondemand.com, where she is likely to earn $300,000-$500,000 per year. Her Instagram, with her current fiance Jack Freestone with the name Alana Blanchard and Jack Freestone has 76.9 thousand subscribers, which helped them earn around $14260 until now.
Apart from her revenue generation, her husband Jack is a Pro surfer sponsored by the company Billabong, and he is estimated to have a net worth of $4 million as he won 2 WSL World Junior champions in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He was voted rising star in 2013 Australian Surfing Award when Mark Richard, Australian surfing legend, was voted Australia’s Most Influential Surfer 1963-2013.
He has various sponsorship and endorsement deals, Billabong, now under the parent company Quicksilver being the main. Performances he is delivering nowadays in the various competitions he participates is going to push his fortune to a new level in the future.
Alana’s husband, Jake Freestone
Jake Freestone, now 27-year old, was born in Gold Coast, Australia. Although he was given a scholarship and a chance to train and play rugby in Europe, one of his surfing experience in Kirra led his rugby career to the back seat.
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Making his presence in the surfing scene, he won ASP men’s World Junior Title in 2010 at Narrabeen and 2012 at Coolangatta following the path of his idol Joel Parkinson.
During his first ASP men’s World Junior Title, it was least expected that he would stand out as the top-dog but putting aside the likes of California’s Nat Young and his fellow Aussie, Mitch Crew he triumphed.
Slowly pushing through the ranks, Jack qualified for the CT (Championship Tour) for 2016. Alana and Jack competed together during the CT-2016. Their dating spree had already started in 2013 as a result of which, on June 2017 couple announced they were expecting their baby boy, Banks Harvey Freestone.
Jack being a slow starter, has shown his quality in surfing, which enlist him in the top 34 among the elites of ASP. He is currently under the sponsorship of Billabong surf company based in Burleigh Heads, Australia.
Career and Bio of Alana Blanchard
Alana was born on March 5, 1990, as the second child of Holt Blanchard and Cydney Blanchard in Kauai, Hawaii, USA. She has an older sibling named Byron Blanchard and a younger Dorian Blanchard.
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Being brought up in Hawaii inspired her to step into surfing at a very young age. Her father taught her surfing when she was four years old, which later on helped her to ascertain several accolades in her life.
Blanchard began competing at the age of nine and has a long surfing career history as she is 29 years old now. Standing out first in shortboard at the 2005 T&C Women’s Pipeline Championships is her remarkable achievement to date.
Following that, she also won championships in The Women’s Pipeline Championships (Hawaii), The Rip Curl Girls Festival Junior Pro (Spain), The Roxy Pro Trials in Haleiwa (Hawaii), The Billabong Pro Pre Trials in Hookipa(Maui) &The Volcom Pufferfish Surf Series in Pinetrees(Kauai).
Alana also competed with her best friend Bethany Hamilton in WSL(World Surf League) for a few years. Despite her dedication to surfing, competing at a regular stance with her magnificent aerials could not meet the par with elite surfers in the world. In 2015, she called it quits from competitive surfing and took a break for a while.
Though her ranking is 84th at Women’s QS 2019 by World Surf League, Alana rose like a Phoenix in the surfing scene, establishing herself as an entrepreneur and bikini model promoting surfing. Her dedication to surfing did not go in vain as she is one of the iconic figures in surfing followed and adored by millions of people.
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