THE DROP IN SESSIONS - ROCHELLE BALLARD
Hawaii-based Rochelle Ballard electrified the world of surfing when she emerged onto the competitive circuit, with her fearless barrel riding, progressive big wave surfing and dedication to the sport making her an icon for the ages. During her illustrious 17 year career on the World Tour, she won 7 world championship events, was runner-up to the World Championship title in 2004, scored two record-breaking perfect 10 barrel rides in a heat against Layne Beachley in Australia, and became the ISA World Masters Champion in 2012. Rochelle is now the Founder of Surf Into Yoga, a surf, yoga and wellness business, creator of surf camps for girls and women.
In this powerful podcast, Sophie talks all about those key moments that truly changed women’s surfing for the better, where Rochelle took a stand, time and time again, fighting for women’s rights to surf, to be paid the same as the guys, and to get to showcase their talents to the best of their abilities at the world’s best waves. Rochelle’s deeper, holistic approach to making the most of your abilities and passions, alongside her key role in creating the much-adored Blue Crush, and how the perfect web of icons of past, present and future inspire each other make for an interesting listen. Tune in for a stirring conversation with Rochelle Ballard, a seminal icon of our time.