Bianca Valenti is a world champion big wave surfer, speaker, activist, and entrepreneur.
In addition to surfing the world’s most dangerous waves, Bianca has been a tireless advocate for increased opportunities for women and girls and all outdoor athletes. She currently serves as the Big Wave Athlete Representative to The World Surf League and is cofounder of
BetterWave, a small firm committed to investments in outdoor athletes.
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, PBS, BBC World News, ESPN, Surfer Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other outlets.
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.
In her “spare” time, Bianca works as a partner in Valenti & Co Ristorante and Vinobar, mentors upcoming athletes, and speaks with businesses and universities on all matters of change-making and achieving the impossible. Bianca holds a degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and lives in San Francisco, California.