Surfer Alana Blanchard Makes 2011 Tour


Surfer Alana Blanchard qualified for the 2011 ASP World Tour after a third place finish at the first stop on the Vans Triple Crown.

“Going into the event I didn't even know I could qualify,” Blanchard stated. “After Steph won, Al Hunt told me I qualified, so I am really excited. But for now I am cruising and getting ready for Sunset. I really want to do well in the Triple Crown.”

Photo by Chris Straley

For more on the 20-year-old surfer, check out our XX Factor column and gallery.

–Joe Spring