"I've been on the WCT two times, and I'm excited to see all the girls again and travel with all the Hawaiian girls and just see everyone surfing at their best!" said an ecstatic Alana.
The Women's ASP World Tour finished in August with the Nike US Open. There has not been a Women's Hawaiian Triple Crown for the past two years. And now the qualifying season has ended as well, confirming the 17 females who will surf the 2013 World Tour.
Stephanie Gilmore won the 2012 crown in France in the summer, regaining the title from 2011 champ Carissa Moore. The season included some amazing showdowns that have set up interesting rivalries for the coming season. The top 10 finishers from the Women's World Tour have known they had their spots secured now for two months. But the last six have now shaken out with the conclusion of the SATA Airlines Azores Pro.
Surf News Network is stoked for rider Alana Blanchard's semifinal showing at WQS SATA Airlines Azores Pro that ensured her spot in the 2013 Women's World Championship Tour. Blanchard's equal 3rd WQS finish placed her 5th in the World Rankings to recapture her spot among the ASP Top 17.