Ha’ena, KauaiMay 2002 – Hawaii’s top professional surfer, ranked fourth in the world, Rochelle Ballard, hosted the second annual O’Neill/Reef Advanced Surf Camp for Chicks, April 19-21 in Ha’ena, Kauai.
“The camp couldn’t have gone better. All of the kids were insane, adorable and fun,” says Ballard.
The camp was a success with 55 girls in attendance. Over 75% of the girls in attendance were between the ages of 8-14.The program was established by Ballard to encourage the growth of athletic talent and to promote the sport of surfing for women.
Along with plenty of surf time the girls heard from key speakers from the surf industry and the pro tour. They also participated in training techniques, yoga, and fun, games and won prizes. Mia Melamed won her entry fees paid for the 2003 season for HASA and one international roundtrip island ticket. Jennifer Newhouse won her entry fees paid for the 2003 season for NSSA and also one international roundtrip island ticket.