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Bianca Buitendag

D.O.B.:November 9, 1993
HOMETOWN: False Bay, South Africa
2014 No.2 Roxy Pro Gold Coast - ASP World Tour
2013 Rookie of the year award

Favorite song?
I like all kinds of music but the one song I can't get enough of is 'Amazing Grace'.

Favorite movie?
Anything that isn't corny

Favorite quote?
'What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?'

Favorite past time?
Doing anything in the ocean! Going on adventures. Spending time with people.

What / Who inspires you?
Jesus Christ

Who taught you to surf / snow?
My dad taught my brothers and I

What is the best thing about surfing / snowboarding?
The ocean is the best thing. Being super dependent, trusting in something much greater than yourself. Every wave is different, you can never get bored.

What's your favorite surf trick?

Who's your favorite surfer / snowboarder?
I have too many to mention!

What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Be thankful in all circumstances.

What is your best memory? Why?
Sunset surfs with family. There is just no other place I would rather be.

If you could have one wish what would it be and why?
To be able to teleport. Could go wherever I want.

What are your plans for the future?
To get involved in projects that have more of an eternal result than a temporary affect.

Bianca grew up near the beach of False Bay outside of Cape Town, South Africa where she learned to surf at age 8 with her 2 brothers. She soon started competing in junior events and from the start appeared to have a natural flair for competitive surfing.

She has obtained awards in lifesaving, biathlon, gymnastics, swimming, hockey and surfing but chose to focus on her surfing. In 2005, she moved to the Southern Cape region of South Africa and has had the benefit of surfing some top quality surf that the area has to offer, allowing her to improve her surfing technique.

Competitive surfing and the support of Roxy has allowed her to travel to Europe (France, Portugal and Spain) on various occasions as well as to Hawaii, Los Angeles, Ecuador, New Zealand, Bali, Australia and Brazil.

Over the last several years she has undertaken various trips to Europe and has found the European pro junior circuit to be challenging with a high competitive standard, which has helped prepare her to progress to the ASP Junior World Tour and now the ASP World Championship Tour in 2014.