Possessing a rare ability to navigate risk with remarkable composure and elegance, Valenti breaks barriers in and out of the water. Named one of Outside Magazine’s Most Accomplished Athletes in 2018 (alongside climber Alex Honnold and tennis champ Naomi Osaka), her surfing performance and advocacy work has been highlighted in the New York Times Magazine, BBC World News, ESPN, Surfer Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other outlets.
As an entrepreneur, public figure and leader, Valenti selectively works with partners who stand for excellence, environmental stewardship, equality and equity.
She volunteers with Brown Girl Surf and MeWater Foundation to ensure the next generation can experience the stoke and awe-inspiring power of the ocean. And as an ambassador for Save the Waves Coalition and Sustainable Surf she contributes to ocean positive surf ecosystems globally.
When not surfing Mt Everest sized waves, Valenti hosts wine tastings as an Italian wine specialist. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Global Studies and Sports Management, Valenti went onto study with the Association of Italian Sommelier to become an Italian Wine Specialist. She co-owns Valenti & Co Ristorante Vinobar in Marin County and lives in San Francisco, where she can be found surfing Ocean Beach and Mavericks.
Positive self talk is one of the core values Bianca lives by. Please enjoy the Bee-isms.