19-year-old rookie surfer Bianca Buitendag caused a big upset at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast competition today, when she beat Australian and world number 2 Sally Fitzgibbons to qualify for the quarter-finals.
“Sally (Fitzgibbons) and Laura (Enever) are such good surfers so I did not take them lightly,” Buitendag told the RoxyLive website. “The waves are really fun right now though and I was able to get a couple that stood up well on the bank. It’s my first event as a WCT surfer so to be through to the Quarterfinals is a really good result for me already.”
We wish Bianca all the best and know that she can do it!