Ballard, Bill

Amiable surf videographer from Kauai, Hawaii; best known for filming the top women pro surfers in the '90s and '00s. Ballard was born (1967) on Edwards Air Force Base, in Kern County, California, and began surfing at age 18. In 1993, one year after marrying up-and-coming Hawaiian pro Rochelle Gordines (the couple divorced in the early 2000s) and moving to Kauai, Ballard bought a Canon video camera, and while traveling with Rochelle as she competed on the world tour, began to film both the men...