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Kennelly, Keala (1978 – )

Scary-beautiful blonde goofyfooter from Hanalei, Kauai; world-ranked #4 in 2002, with an untouchable reputation as the sport's most fearless female tuberider; described by Rolling Stone magazine as "Hawaii's big-wave amazon."

Kennelly was born (1978) in Hanalei, raised in a geodesic dome made by her two surfing parents, and got her first board at age five. She was a force as an amateur competitor; in the girls' division of the United States Surfing Championships she finished third in 1992, s...