Industry News 12/17/2013

WEB: Alana Blanchard Returns with Third Season of Network A Series

New Season of “Alana: Surfer Girl” Premieres January 6, 2014 on
Press Release from Network A

NEW YORK, NY – December 17, 2013 – Today, Network A, a global action sports channel, announced the third season of video series “Alana: Surfer Girl,” featuring one of the world’s most recognizable professional surfers, Alana Blanchard.  Premiering January 6, 2014, on the recently launched, the new season will follow three-time ASP World Championship tour competitor, Surfer Magazine’s 2013Surfer Poll Number One Female surfer, and one of the most influential social media athletes in all of action sports, Alana Blanchard, through her prospering career and travels throughout the world. “Alana: Surfer Girl” has generated more than 8 million views since the show premiered in 2012.

“I can’t wait for fans and viewers to see what’s in store for season three of ‘Alana: Surfer Girl’ on Network A," said Alana Blanchard. "I’ve been blown away with how well the show has been received and am excited to take my fans on even more adventures.”

“Alana: Surfer Girl,” provides viewers with an inside look into the life and journey of professional surfer Alana Blanchard as she competes on the ASP Women’s World Tour.  Season three will highlight Alana's experience at the 2013 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, including unprecedented fan reaction and support for the Hawaii native, as well as a promotional trip to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia with long-time sponsor Rip Curl, and dry land training with prominent professional football training specialists Performance Gaines. Through her rise in popularity, competition on the pro circuit and increased commercial demands, Alana finds balance in life through her relationship with professional surfer Jack Freestone. In between the competition and appearances, season three of “Alana: Surfer Girl” will offer fans an experience of Alana and her closest friends exploring and enjoying all that the great sport of surfing has to offer.

“Alana: Surfer Girl” is produced by Network A and 8 Side Productions. Stefan Van Engen and Annie Fast are the executives in charge of production for Network A.

About Alana Blanchard
Alana Blanchard, 23, is one of the most popular surfers in the world, combining technical skills with natural beauty that has enhanced her profile into the mainstream. A four-time World Championship Tour qualifier, Alana was named Surfer Magazine’s 2013 Surfer Poll Favorite Female Surfer and was featured in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. She has been previously named one of Sportsnet magazine’s ‘30 Most Beautiful Athletes on the Planet,’ Men’s Health ‘World’s Sexiest Athlete,’ and one of Rolling Stone’s ‘Hottest Women’. Her sponsors include: Rip Curl, Spy Optic, Reef, GoPro, Future Fins, Rockstar Energy and Channel Island Surf Boards. Follow Alana online: Twitter at @alanaRblanchard, Facebook at, and Instagram at @alanarblanchard.

About Network A
Network A, a division of Bedrocket, provides the best action sports experience online, anywhere, ever. Created in partnership with Wasserman Media Group in 2012, Network A is a leader in action sports entertainment providing the latest programming for snow, ski, surf, skate, moto, drift and BMX fans.  Follow @networka and visit for more information.