Stab Magazine | Alana Blanchard and Monyca Byrne-Wickey, D-bah, Australia

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Alana Blanchard and Monyca Byrne-Wickey, D-bah, Australia

With the Quiksilver Pro entering it’s sixth consecutive lay-day, D-bah has been lit up over the past week with the usual pro-circus, despite a severe lack of swell and a maximum set size of two feet.   Hawaiians Alana Blanchard, owner of the most recognisable derrière in surfing, and Monyca Byrne-Wickey, who recently signed with […]

full frame // Mar 8, 2016
Words by Damea Dorsey
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With the Quiksilver Pro entering it’s sixth consecutive lay-day, D-bah has been lit up over the past week with the usual pro-circus, despite a severe lack of swell and a maximum set size of two feet.

 

Hawaiians Alana Blanchard, owner of the most recognisable derrière in surfing, and Monyca Byrne-Wickey, who recently signed with head-to-toe Nike 6.0, are two surfers who have, along with everyone else, been battling it out with the crowds.

In heat five of the Roxy Pro, Alana was beaten by Carissa Moore and Jessi Miley-Dyer, but will surf again in round two against Chelsea Hedges. Stab once tried to shoot Alana (as well as Bruna Schmitz), the end product of which wasn’t quite what we’d planned. But hey, we did our best.

Ever wondered about those bathers? When asked by Teen Vogue what she looks for in a bathing suit when she’s surfing, Monyca replied that “They have to be pretty tight, because if you’re going through big waves you don’t want any wardrobe malfunctions! Also, the smaller, the better. If you have too much fabric, it’ll just fill with water.”

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