It has been a long three weeks since getting back from Hawaii and trying to get back into the swing of things. Thanks to the Polar Vortex gripping the nation, I discovered it's hard to type while wearing mittensfocusing on starting a fire in my tiny apartment to keep warm. But to kick things off for 2014 we'll do some shameless promotion of this year's Women's Surfer Poll winner, Alana Blanchard. She recaps her 2013 year and looks forward to 2014.