Bianca Buitendag biography: age, profile, background, height, education

Bianca Buitendag (born 9 November 1993 in George, Western Cape) is a South African surfer. She has represented her country at international competitions.

At the 2020 Summer Olympics, she entered the competition representing South African. Her performance in the competition earned her a reward. In the women’s shortboard competition, she took the second place (silver).

Profile

Bianca Buitendag biography
NameBianca Buitendag
Born9 November 1993 (age 27 years)
Victoria Bay, South Africa
GenderFemale
NationalitySouth African
FatherColin Buitendag
EducationNortheastern University
Height1.85 m
Weight72 Kg
OccupationSurfer
CountrySouth Africa

Background

She was born on 9 November 1993 in George, Western Cape, South Africa. She was raised close to the beach of False Bay located outside of Cape Town.

Her late father, Collin Buitendag, gave her the encouragement she needed to learn surfing.

Eight-year-old Bianca and her brothers were already taught surfing. At the age of 12, with her family, she relocated to the South Cape region.

Her parents thought it would be best for her to attend English school after she only spoke Afrikaans when she first attended school. Sadly, her father died in 2015.

Height

The popular surfer Bianca stands as tall as 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) and weighs 158 lb (72 kg).

Career highlights

20138thRanked WSL
20212nd2020 Summer Olympic Games
2019 44thRanked WSL
20183rdCorona J BayAfrica
201717thRanked WSL
201612thRanked WSL
20152ndIO Rio Women’s ProBrazil
20152ndFiji Women’s ProFiji
20153rdVan’s US Open of SurfingCalifornia
20152ndSwatch Women’s ProCalifornia
20154thRanked WSL
20142ndRoxy Pro Gold CoastAustralia
20143rdTarget Women’s Maui ProHawaii
20147thRanked WSL
20133rdColgate Plax Girl’s Rio ProBrazil
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