Hawaii native Alana Blanchard is a lot of things - pro surfer, bikini designer, 2013 SI Swimsuit model. She's also become a bit of a viral star on Instagram because of her penchant for taking photos at the beach. Below are some examples.
GALLERY: Alana Blanchard's 2013 SI Swimsuit Photos
VIDEO: Alana Blanchard Up Close
Want to know more about Alana? Here is the bio taken from her website alanablanchard.com:
Hey! My name is Alana Rene Blanchard and this is my official blog. I was born at my house on the beautiful island of Kauai. My dad taught me how to surf when I was around 4 years old at the Hanalei Pier. I was 9 years old when I started competing and since then, I have been surfing my way around the world.
I love going to new places, making new friends and surfing new waves. It’s pretty important that I stay fit and healthy when I am travelling so I like finding cool places to workout, the best local produce to eat and of course, great places to go shopping - I figure that walking while shopping is exercise too ;)
But most of all, after a long trip away, I love landing back in Hawaii. It’s the perfect place to hideaway, spend time with my family and surf some uncrowded secret spots.
I feel so lucky to be able to pursue a professional career doing something that I love so much, and without the support from my parents and sponsor’s it would never have happened. So, thanks for joining me and following my blog, tweets and pictures; here’s to many more bikinis and adventures!