Bianca Buitendag is a professional surfer from Victoria Bay, who in 2021, won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Growing up in an ocean-loving family, she started surfing at age seven, exploring the Southern Cape’s coast for as long as she can remember. She started her competitive surfing career at age 10 and was crowned South African National champion six times before the age of 16. Buitendag turned professional aged 19, going on the World Championship Tour in 2013. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management from Northeastern University in Boston, graduating in 2018.


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