Rochelle Ballard is a professional female surfer who 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. She also co-founded International Women's Surfing (IWS) and 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.