Full Name & Nicknames: Bianca Dootson
Hometown: Aptos, CA
Birth date: May 4, 2001
Age started surfing: 12 years old
Home break: Pleasure Point
Surf Club (if any): Big Stick Surfing Association
Other sponsors: Hotline Wetsuits, Rainbow Fins.
Favorite model: I love the sprout. It lets you noseride forever and really improve your noseriding and really all areas of your surfing.
Favorite surf break: That’s a really hard question because there’s so many fun breaks in Santa Cruz. My favorite would have to be Pleasure Point though because there’s a fun wave there at almost any time during the year for different boards and I’m always guaranteed to see a familiar face out in the water.
Favorite surf destination: My favorite surf destination would probably be Noosa, Australia. They have so many amazing right hand points you can surf in a small area. Plus the water is crystal clear and warm and there’s so much wildlife. It’s pretty awesome to see a koala in the trees after surfing.
Surfer’s that inspire you: CJ Nelson, Ryan Burch, Candra Jordan, Corey Colapinto, Harrison Roach, Reilly Stone, and Rosie Jaffurs.
What keeps you inspired to surf? Traveling and surfing new breaks, switching up boards and stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. Also watching surf videos.
Surfing Career highlights: 6th place at the Noosa Festival of Surfing in girls u18, 2nd place at NSSA West Coast Championships, and taking double wins at a WSA event at the San Clemente Pier. Meeting CJ and Candra also has helped me in so many ways and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work with them and the rest of the team and improve my surfing.
Favorite Surfing Moment: I have so many great surf moments but the one that stands out the most for me right now is having an insanely good south swell on my birthday this year and trading off waves with my friends and getting some of my best waves ever at pumping Pleasure Point. It definitely was the best birthday I’ve ever had.
CONGRATULATIONS BIANCA! NSSA NATIONIONALS FINALIST!