Times were tough on the island of Maui for Bianca Buitendag. With an underdog performance that went through to the quarter finals of the event, Bianca found herself without a spot on the WSL Championship tour in 2017. Though her circumstances seem grim, her attitude and outlook is positive. In order for Bianca to have made the tour next year, she would have to have won the entire event on Maui. That being said, you would never have guessed that was the case by how she was carrying herself throughout her time on the island. She was in a constant state of happiness and worry free. She was herself.
Here are a group of photos from some time spent with the sunflower herself.