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Never Count Yourself Out For A Miracle An Exclusive With Bianca Buitendag

Dan and Xoli chat with Silver Medal Winning Olympic Surfer Bianca Buitendag on her massive success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

For Bianca Buitendag surfing is a lifelong love. It's sacred to many South Africans who hold the sport and the ocean so dear. That's why we were all shocked after the success of her phenomenal final that she decided to retire.

 

She talks about how complicated the sport of competitive surfing is and how much the conditions play a factor in your success. "A good wave can give an underdog the opportunity to take out a world champion", which is exactly what happened in the 3rd round against 7 time world champion Stephanie Gilmore.

Bianca's decision to retire was based on a feeling that she wanted to cap off her career on a high. It felt like a good time for closure but even though she is gone from the world of competitive surfing you can catch her on the backline at Stillbaai most good weekends. 

 

Listen to the full interview below and tune in to 5 Breakfast weekdays from 6:00 - 9:00.

 

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