Kauai's charger and professional surfer Keala Kennelly will be in the Sea Hawaii Womens Pipe Pro! Rochelle Ballard too!
Warm up for next time: Kauai-born surfer Keala Kennelly turned pro at 17. She’s an ASP World Championship Tour veteran and the first female to-ever tow-in at Teahupoo, Keala successfully wowed surf media. She took leave from competition surfing accepting an acting role as ‘Kai’ on the HBO series John from Cincinnati in 2006. Currently, KK travels to surf going for ‘the shot’ for advertising spreads and editorial pages, appears on Fuel TV on both sides of the mic continuing to promote Billabong and women’s surfing.
Keala has the worst, heaviest wipeout ever had by a female surfer.
Birthdate: August 13, 1978
Home Break: Pinetrees
2006 2nd Place Billabong Pro Maui WCT, Maui
2007 Gold Medal Summer X Games, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
2007 Season regular on HBO's John From Cincinnati
2007 Freesurf Magazine's Female Surfer of the Year
Meet Keala Kennelly, Kauai-born surfer who turned pro at 17. An ASP World Championship Tour veteran, the first female to-ever tow-in at Teahupoo, Keala successfully wowed surf media. She took leave from competition surfing accepting an acting role as 'Kai' on the HBO series John from Cincinnati in 2006. Currently, KK travels to surf going for 'the shot' for advertising spreads and editorial pages, appears on Fuel TV on both sides of the mic continuing to promote Billabong and women's surfing.
What are you plans over the next six months?
MY PLANS FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS ARE GET A PHOTO SPREAD IN ONE OR MORE OF THE BIG 3 MEN'S SURF MAGAZINES. IT IS ACTUALLY A LONG TERM GOAL OF MINE TO BECOME MORE OF A STAPLE IN THOSE MAGAZINES AND OPEN THE DOOR FOR MORE WOMEN SURFERS TO BE VISIBLE IN THOSE MAGAZINES.
GO ON "THE DAILY HABIT" SHOW TO PROMOTE MY FIRST HAND I FILMED FOR FUEL TV THIS YEAR. CONTINUE TO BE A CORRESPONDENT FOR FUEL TV.
CHARGE PIPE ALL WINTER AND PUSH MYSELF HARDER THAN LAST WINTER.
SUCCESSFULLY PITCH MY TV SHOW CONCEPT TO FUEL.
CONTINUE TO GO TO ACTING CLASS AND BOOK MORE ACTING JOBS.
Something your into outside of surfing? Describe if possible.
I'M REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC. I LOVE TO DANCE AND I LOVE TO MAKE PEOPLE DANCE. I LOVE WHEN I DJ FOR BIG CROWDS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE TOTALLY LOVING WHAT I'M LAYING DOWN FOR THEM.
I ALSO LOVE ACTING AND HAVE BEEN IN ACTING CLASS 2-3 DAYS A WEEK WHEN I AM AT HOME. I'M CONSTANTLY WORKING ON SHARPENING MY SKILLS AND LEARNING AS MUCH AS I CAN TO IMPROVE.
What is the best thing about your lifestyle/sport?
I LOVE WHAT I DO AND I LOVE THAT ME DOING WHAT I DO ACTUALLY INSPIRES OTHER PEOPLE.
What do you want more than anything else?
TO LIVE A HAPPY HEALTHY SUCCESSFUL LIFE WITH ALL THE PEOPLE I LOVE AROUND ME.
Describe the ultimate trip? Or the best trip of your life?
I JUST HAD ONE OF THE BEST TRIPS OF MY LIFE IN TAHITI THIS YEAR FILMING FOR MY FIRST HAND. MY LITTLE BROTHER FLEW DOWN AND WE SCORED ONE SESSION AT CHOPES JUST THE 2 OF US IN THE WATER LAUGHING AND HIGH- FIVING AFTER EVERY WAVE. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE AND IS SOMETHING THAT WILL NEVER FORGET.