Bianca Buitendag is a professional surfer from Victoria Bay. Growing up in an ocean-loving family, she started surfing at age 7, exploring the Southern Cape’s coast for as long as she can remember. She started her competitive surfing career at age 10, was crowned 6-times South African National champion before the age of 16, and turned professional, going on the World Championship Tour in 2013, at age 19. She was on Tour for 5 years, ended 4th in the world rankings in 2015,
in 2021 Bianca brought home the silver medal at the Olympics held in Tokyo. During her competitive career, she manages to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management from Northeastern University in Boston, graduating in 2018.
She has been involved in Life Community Services for the last 8 years, and has recently been more permanently involved, as the organization is fundraising to construct a new school, accommodating 350 learners.