Thanks to unstoppable women like Bianca Valenti, the world of big wave surfing isn’t exclusive to men. Growing up in San Francisco, California, Valenti is no stranger to the heavy surf breaks located in Northern California. Mavericks, Marin County, and Ocean Beach are just a few of the spots she spends most of her time charging.
In 2014, she earned first place in the Dive n’ Surf Oregon Pro at Nelscott Reef after participating in the first ever women’s heat during a Big Wave World Tour event. Valenti believes in the power of positivity, and is one of female big wave surfing’s greatest ambassadors. Learn more about her competitive lifestyle, training, worst wipeout, most frightening moment in life, and more in this episode of Insight.
An original Surf Channel production, INSIGHT dives into the lives of your favorite surfers to get to know them beyond the jersey.