1. She shreds. Hard.
She's won numerous surfing competitions, including a Women's Pipeline Championship title, and currently surfs on the ASP World Tour.
2. She's adventurous and athletically well-rounded.
Not only does she rock it on a surf board, she stand up paddle boards, rides horses, finds her zen by practicing yoga and trains in jiu-jitsu fighting to protect herself while she's out traveling the world.
3. She's confident and sexy, and not afraid to show it
4. She turned her beach lifestyle into a career in fashion
Blanchard is an everyday beach girl, but she took that lifestyle to the next level when she unveiled her own bikini collection with Rip Curl.
5. She gives back to her community
The Kauai local helps spread the spirit of aloha by supporting young surfers. She teamed up with best friend and fellow pro, Bethany Hamilton to throw the Keiki Classic surf competition for the kids in her hometown of Hanalei.