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August 2, 1999 | FRANK SCHWAB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After being eliminated in the first round of a professional surfing event in Durbin, South Africa two weeks ago, Rochelle Ballard was so fed up with her poor performances that she wanted to quit. Despite being the 10th-ranked female surfer in the world, Ballard, 28, considered retirement on the long plane trip home. "I was very close," said Ballard, lowering her head and her voice. "Very, very close."
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August 2, 1999 | FRANK SCHWAB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After being eliminated in the first round of a professional surfing event in Durbin, South Africa two weeks ago, Rochelle Ballard was so fed up with her poor performances that she wanted to quit. Despite being the 10th-ranked female surfer in the world, Ballard, 28, considered retirement on the long plane trip home. "I was very close," said Ballard, lowering her head and her voice. "Very, very close."
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SPORTS
August 7, 1994 | JODY BERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lisa Andersen performed radical moves early and used sound strategy late in the 45-minute final on Saturday to win the U.S. Open of Surfing. In 3- to 5-foot surf, Andersen defeated former world champion Frieda Zamba, who won the Op Pro last weekend. Both events were held at the Huntington Beach Pier. Zamba, 29, took off on fewer waves in the beginning of the heat in an effort to pace herself. Andersen was less selective and surfed aggressively on the small waves she caught.
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October 30, 1998 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a breeze playing across the tops of waves at San Onofre State Beach, a dozen young girls with surfboards sat hunched over on the sand, eyes trained on the outside sets. "Let's look at the waves a few minutes. Do you see how they break?" their coach Mary Hartmann asked. "Now picture yourself inside one of those." The girls' heads nodded yes in unison.
SPORTS
August 1, 1997 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thought slaps Lisa Andersen with the force of a Pipeline wipeout. Her daughter, Erica, is squealing about an imperiled Disney character on TV, but Andersen is facing her other demons, trying to punch through the nightmare notion that her daughter might someday make the same choice she did. "Yeah, I know what I did when I ran away," she says, softly, "but hopefully, she's being brought up differently and won't have to turn against me like I did against them."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1998 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a breeze playing across the tops of waves at San Onofre State Beach, a dozen young girls with surfboards sat hunched over on the sand, eyes trained on the outside sets. "Let's look at the waves a few minutes. Do you see how they break?" their coach Mary Hartmann asked. "Now picture yourself inside one of those." The girls' heads nodded yes in unison.
SPORTS
August 22, 1994 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She drank quite a bit, dabbled in recreational drugs, and when it came to health and fitness, Wanda Lange was as lost as a piece of driftwood at sea. Then she discovered surfing 10 years ago, and she has been riding a new wave of energy since. "It's like I totally woke up," said Lange, a 38-year-old mother of four. "I have an addictive personality, but getting in the water and surfing re-channeled my addictive behavior. I can get an adrenaline rush in the water getting a big or long wave.
NEWS
December 18, 1986
The Hermosa Beach pier will have its first professional surfing contest since the 1960s when the Freestyle U.S. Pro-Am is held there Friday through Sunday, the third stop on the Budweiser U.S. Pro Tour of Surfing and Bodyboarding. The event carries a $4,500 purse for men's surfing, $1,500 for women's surfing and $1,500 for bodyboarding. Competitors also receive pro tour points, which are accumulated over the 10-month season. Competition begins Friday and Saturday at approximately 7 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no glitz at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, but it remains a lure for those seeking to experience Tinseltown. A better chance for stargazing might be at the Gelson's market in Century City. But rather than spending all day in the produce aisle, movie fans have plenty of ways to get a sense of the city's show-biz culture.
SPORTS
August 1, 1997 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thought slaps Lisa Andersen with the force of a Pipeline wipeout. Her daughter, Erica, is squealing about an imperiled Disney character on TV, but Andersen is facing her other demons, trying to punch through the nightmare notion that her daughter might someday make the same choice she did. "Yeah, I know what I did when I ran away," she says, softly, "but hopefully, she's being brought up differently and won't have to turn against me like I did against them."
SPORTS
August 22, 1994 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She drank quite a bit, dabbled in recreational drugs, and when it came to health and fitness, Wanda Lange was as lost as a piece of driftwood at sea. Then she discovered surfing 10 years ago, and she has been riding a new wave of energy since. "It's like I totally woke up," said Lange, a 38-year-old mother of four. "I have an addictive personality, but getting in the water and surfing re-channeled my addictive behavior. I can get an adrenaline rush in the water getting a big or long wave.
SPORTS
August 7, 1994 | JODY BERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lisa Andersen performed radical moves early and used sound strategy late in the 45-minute final on Saturday to win the U.S. Open of Surfing. In 3- to 5-foot surf, Andersen defeated former world champion Frieda Zamba, who won the Op Pro last weekend. Both events were held at the Huntington Beach Pier. Zamba, 29, took off on fewer waves in the beginning of the heat in an effort to pace herself. Andersen was less selective and surfed aggressively on the small waves she caught.
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