Bianca one of the best big wave surfers in the world. She is also recognized as a pioneer for her trailblazing advocacy in the world of professional womens surfing, including her championing of equal pay and equal access. She gracefully rides waves that would kill most people in pursuit of not only her own fulfillment, but to equalize the playing field for women in sports. As she says “I do it for me, I do it for you, and I do it for the whales”. And the healthy oceans.
When she’s not busy surfing waves the size of buildings she hosts select wine tastings and speaking engagements. She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Global Studies and a minor in sports management. She also studied with the Association of Italian Sommelier to earn the Italian Wine Specialist credential and is a part owner of Valenti & Co Ristorante Vinobar. She loves commercial and media work. Surf coaching is another part time gig Bianca finds meaningful especially when it comes to volunteering with groups like Brown Girl Surf and MeWater Foundation. Competitions or not, Bianca’s determination and unwavering focus to be her best makes her a true champion in and out of the water. And she does it all with a smile on her face.
Positive self talk is one of the core values Bianca lives by. Please enjoy the Bee-isms.