Bianca Buitendag Biography: Age, Parent, Height, Net Worth, Education, Highlights

Bianca Buitendag (born 9 November 1993) 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).

She followed the footsteps of her father Colin Buitendag who was also a professional Surfer. She has achieved so much and is now at the international level representing South Africa in the Olympics.

Bianca Buitendag
Bianca Buitendag biography
Buitendag was born in George, Western Cape in South Africa on the 9th of November 1993.
Background Information
Name:Bianca Buitendag
Born:9 November 1993 (age 28 years)
Place of Birth:Victoria Bay, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Father:Colin Buitendag
Education:Northeastern University
Best year:4th – 2015
Sponsors:Roxy Channel Islands Surfboards Moskova Underwear
Residence:Victoria Bay
Height:1.85 m
Weight:72 Kg
Occupation:Surfer
Country:South Africa
Net Worth:$1 million

Early Life

Bianca Buitendag was born on 9 November 1993 in George, Western Cape, South Africa. She was raised by the beach, specifically Victoria Bay beach located outside Cape Town.

She was taught to surf and she was good at it with her brothers even when she was a child of eight. When she was twelve, Bianca moved to the Southern Cape area of South Africa with her family.

At first, she only knew how to speak Afrikaans as her only language of communication. Her parents had to register her in an English school.

Her father played a huge role in teaching her how to surf. At eight, Bianca was already very good at surfing and was already taking part in competitions. She entered the maiden Olympic sports and took the third position. 

Education

She had her primary education in schools in South Africa. At twelve, she was registered in an English-speaking school in Southern Cape Town.

Personal Life

Bianca views that to have overcome personal adversity including the demise of her father Colin Buitendag, enhanced her commitment in her pursuit of achievement.

Colin Buitendag was also a prominent surfer in South Africa. He hailed from the Western Cape province. He died in 2015. According to Bianca, she was living proof that miracles happen.

To her, anyone can achieve what they dream regardless of the current challenge. The only thing that could terminate their dreams of giving up. Bianca Buitendag is not married and it is yet to report her love life and boyfriend.

Career

After the death of her father in 2015, Bianca Buitendag was able to finish 4th at the World surfing competition. The breakthrough gained her a huge rating. She was rated as number 12 in the world in 2016.

She has also won many medals for South Africa. She came out 17th out of 20 competitors.

Net Worth

According to The Nation, the prominent South African surfer Bianca Buitendag has garnered a lot from her profession. She is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million.

Career highlights

YearPositionCompetitionCountry
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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