Surfboard, used by Rochelle Ballard

Description (Brief)
Rochelle Ballard (b.1971) moved to Hawaii when she was six months old and began surfing at 12. By 17 she had placed fourth in World Contests and turned pro in 1991. During the 1990s between surfing contests she began appearing in surf movies with her cinematographer husband Bill Ballard, and earned her reputation as one of the best woman’s tube riders in the world. In 2007 she placed 1st in the X-Games in Puerto Escondido, Mexico and used this Channel Islands surfboard during the 2008 season on the Pro Women’s Surfing circuit. Still surfing in 2012, she placed first in the Women’s Division ISA World Masters Surfing Championship. Rochelle is known as a pioneer to the advancement of women’s surfing and continues to represent women surfers as a veteran of the Association of Surfing Professional’s (ASP) World Championship Tour.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 2008
Ballard, Rochelle
Bob Haakenson, Inc.
Physical Description
fiberglass (overall material)
overall: 91 1/2 in x 18 in x 5 1/2 in; 232.41 cm x 45.72 cm x 13.97 cm
place made
United States: Hawaii
associated place
United States: Hawaii, Oahu
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
O'Neill World Cup of Surfing
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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