Growing up with two brothers challenged Bianca Buitendag to cycle de fastest, take on the biggest waves and as a whole, be the toughest. A much-needed quality when you are travelling the globe as a world pro surfer. Originally from Victoria Bay, a picturesque cove hidden along the West Cape, Bianca says she was born into the sport. Indeed, her father initiated the South African to surfing and she quickly became a 'natural at it' according to Jordy Smith.
In this episode, we go over the adventurous career of Bianca Buitendag. From winning the Junior World Championship, while sleeping in a small camper van, to stepping on the second step of the podium at the Tokyo Olympics by defying the odds, I can assure you that Bianca is a remarkable woman.
Behind those scenes, Bianca has overcome huge waves: family traumas, the loneliness of the job and much more. Don't be surprised if we talk about menstruation too, it's about bloody time.
You've understood it by now, Bianca's unique vision of the sporting industry is like taking a breath out of water: it's refreshing. I hope your seatbelt is fastened, you are in for a great ride.