Alana Rene Blanchard (born March 5, 1990) is an American professional surfer and occasional bikini model. Alana surfs on the ASP World Tour. Alana is involved in designing Rip Curl bikinis. She is best friends with fellow surfer Bethany Hamilton, and was present when Hamilton suffered the shark attack that cost her an arm. She was played by actress Lorraine Nicholson in the 2011 film Soul Surfer. Alana currently has her own show, Surfer Girl, by Network A, which follows her life in Kauai as a professional surfer and model.