Rip Curl’s Alana Blanchard Qualifies For ASP Women’s World Tour

Costa Mesa, CA (December 22, 2008): A 2-time Women’s Pipeline Pro Champion, the unforgettable face of Rip Curl’s global girls’ fashion brand, and now 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour qualified: Alana Blanchard has got it going on.

After an impressive year on the 2008 ASP World Qualifying Series, Alana finished 9th place on the rankings, securing a coveted slot on next year’s Dream Tour.

“At the beginning of the year I wasn’t even thinking I was going to make the ‘CT, I just wanted to try and feel out the ‘QS,” Alana said while relaxing at her home in Kauai, fresh back from a global fashion shoot in Australia. “It was stressful watching the final events knowing they would decide everything. Now that it’s all over, I’m just so excited and overcome. I really can’t even describe it.”

“Alana has evolved into an amazing all-around athlete,” commented Rip Curl USA marketing director, Dylan Slater. “It’s refreshing to see how she has balanced her job, set goals, and achieved them. Everyone here at Rip Curl is ecstatic.”

Alana plans to spend a little downtime on her beloved Kauaian home front before preparing for her 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour assault. For more info on Alana, visit www.ripcurl.com.