• Keala Kennelly



Hanalei, Kauai


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. 




    Hanalei, Kauai
    Astrological sign
    Place of birth
    Hanalei, Kauai
    When not surfing, I'm
    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.
    Perfect day
    Waking up having a latte and a Sambazon Acai bowl and then surfing epic uncrowded waves. Come home, throw down and record an awesome new DJ mix. Cook an awesome dinner for my family, maybe watch a movie and then read my son stories in bed until we all fall asleep.
    Go-to outfit
    I pretty much live in my Billabong boardshorts.
    Andy Irons RIP
    Favorite surf spot
    Pulls at your heartstrings the most
    Being away from my son.

    Twitter @kealakennelly