Kaua‘i’s Ballard featured in O’Neill surfing DVD

As one of the top women’s surfers in the world, Kaua‘i’s Rochelle Ballard gives you an inside peek at the raw and beautiful life of professional surfing in a newly released DVD called, “Sacre Bleu,” which is presented by O’Neill.

The global surfing adventure takes you to destinations like Fiji, Tahiti, Mexico, Indonesia, and Australia.

The flick also features another top women’s surfer in Melanie Bartels and many others.

“‘Sacre Bleu’ is made to stir your imagination and provoke thought on the lifestyle so many surfers pursue. Aside from surfing the Association of Professional Surfers (ASP), ‘Sacre Bleu’ is about the liquid magic that the ocean provides,” O’Neill spokesperson Amanda Culver said.

The short film is a little over 23 minutes and a great way to see surfing spots you’ve never seen before.

“In the end, ‘Sacre Bleu’ will take you places you have always wanted to go and will give you your fill of inspiration,” Culver said. “Sacre Bleu” is a Sky Rondenet Film.

For more information on the film, log on to www.oneill.com.

Ballard and the rest of the women’s pro tour heads to Tavarua/Namotu, Fiji, for the second contest of the season, the Roxy Pro, which kicks off on Saturday and runs through April 29.

After one event this year, Ballard is tied for third in the world with Australia’s Sam Cornish.

In the meantime, fellow Kauaian Keala Kennelly is one of eight women tied for eighth place in the world standings.

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