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members get discounts from our partners:

Single fin surf shop partner of Backline Babes
Wacher Logo partner of Backline Babes
Mi Acai Ballito partner of Backline Babes

How to join 

Backline Babes Surf Community Chatgroup

We have a WhatsApp group where all the magic happens! Here girls communicate openly with one another, share the stoke, ask for advice and recommendations,  and plan spur-of-the-moment surf sessions (there is always a babe who wants to join that lunchtime surf with you or post-work session!) 

What you can look forward to:

  • Weekly surf reports

  • Organise meetups with all the babes!

  • Chat to the dopest community around!

  • PLUS early access to Backline Babes discounts & events 


Backline Babes Ballito Ambassador Rochelle Blomeyer

How did you first get into surfing?

I was a Blue Crush fan of course ;) I grew up holidaying in Ballito and so have long stared at the waves wanting to be a part of the surf community. Then got the chance to learn in Muizenberg when I lived in Cape Town so dipped a frosty toe in many times and loved it. Since moving back to Ballito full-time over a year ago, my partner (who I met here) started teaching me properly as he is an avid surfer. As I have learned more, the bug has totally bitten, and the warmer water is certainly more inviting for me as well.

Describe what surfing means to you in 3 words:

Humbling, Freedom, Connection

What is your dream surf destination?

Sri Lanka, hopefully soon - hold thumbs for me!

What do you do outside of the water?

Catch my breath haha I teach yoga and run my own business managing communication and content for clients, mostly in the sustainable and NGO sectors who align with my belief system.

Do you prefer a dawny surf or sunset surf?

Definitely a dawny

Longboard or shortboard?

I'm more a shortboard girl I have a 6.4"

What's your favorite post-surf snack?

Hands down the Miacoco Smoothie from Mi Acai with extra protein

work with us

In each location we aim to offer surf lessons and in-water photography for the community members who want to either learn to surf or master new skills. 


Our meet-ups happen mostly on the weekends and are surf condition-dependent. Your ambassador will plan sessions during the week as well as on the weekends, where we all share good vibes, waves, and all-round fun. There is nothing better than heading out to good surf with amazing women, catching absolute bombs, and cheering one another on!

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