Rochelle Ballard is a professional female surfer and veteran of the Association of Surfing Professional’s (ASP) World Championship Tour. She is considered the best female tube rider in the world and has been a pioneer to the advancement of women’s surfing in the past two decades. Ballard’s mastery of big waves and support of women’s surfing rank her among the surfing most elite.
Throughout her career, she has been adamant about giving back, be it for women’s surfing or the environment andcommunity. Rochelle inspired and lead surf camps for girls, running for 6 years in Hawaii. She was a key representative in creating women-only events and boosting prize money for the sport. Rochelle has served on multiple advisory boards over the years: currently on the “International Surfing Association (ISA) Athlete Advisory”, “Save the North Shore Paumalu Project” Board of Directors in 2006 (along with Kelly Slater and Jack Johnson) and the ASP board for a total of 5 years. Rochelle received the “John Kelly Environmental Awards” of the Surfrider Foundation in 2005. Currently working with a Hawaiian Non Profit organization, Living Life Source Foundation, a healing center for wellness and sustainable living, (Pu’uhonua). She feels that to have the opportunity to share her passion and energy to our environment and surfing is just as rewarding as riding a great wave. She also has appeared in several movies and television shows, most notably Step Into Liquid, Blue Crush, and Beyond the Break. In 2012 she won first in the Women’s Division ISA World Masters Surfing Championship.
Throughout her 17 years on the Surfing Professional World Championship Tour, Rochelle experienced physical and mental triumphs as well as defeats. Learning to weaver through those highs and lows while remaining focus, she acquired a body and mind knowledge that can only be gained by professional athletes of her caliber. Moreover, the World Tour of Surfing, stopping in many different parts of the world, has exposed her to many different types of bodywork facilitators, broadening her overall awareness. She has been a massage therapist since the age of 19 and has studied Yogalign with Michelle Edwards, L.M.T., E.R.Y.T.. Through this form of yoga, Rochelle addresses postural alignment to let go of old beliefs, patterns and behaviors that causes limitations and chronic pain. Surf Into Yoga Wellness Packages are the combination of Rochelle’s unique personal know-how as a professional athlete and bodywork facilitator, offering a complete and unparalleled experience.