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WSL Women’s Big Wave World Surfing Champion

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“Keala Kennelly is the best female big wave-surfer on earth.” - The New York Times

Keala Kennelly is a 4x WSL Women’s Champion at Teahupoo, Tahiti (The heaviest Wave on the planet), an X Games Gold Medalist, an Espy nominated athlete, the first Woman to win an open gender category at the XXL Big Wave Awards, and the first Woman invited to compete against the men at the prestigious Eddie Aikau Big Wave Event.

In 2016, she won the Pure Scot Barrel of the Year Award at the XXL Big Wave Awards for getting barreled at Teahupoo, Tahiti. This award makes her the first woman to win in any open-gender category. Later that same year(2016) she was nominated for an ESPY Award. At the end of 2016 Kennelly made history once again by becoming the first woman ever invited to the prestigious Eddie Aikau Big Wave Event.

Keala helped establish a Women’s Big Wave Tour and was part of a committee that was responsible for getting women included in the Titans of Mavericks Big Wave Event and winning the fight for equal pay in surfing in 2018. A true pioneer Keala’s groundbreaking performances in some of the heaviest waves in the world have shattered glass ceilings in her sport. She continues to challenge peoples perceptions of what a women is capable of in the water and break through the gender barrier by doing things that no one ever believed was possible for a female.

In 2016, she won the Pure Scot Barrel of the Year Award at the XXL Big Wave Awards for getting barreled at Teahupoo, Tahiti. This award makes her the first woman to win in any open-gender category. Later that same year(2016) she was nominated for an ESPY Award. At the end of 2016 Kennelly made history once again by becoming the first woman ever invited to the prestigious Eddie Aikau Big Wave Event.

On land Keala has another career as an international DJ playing events all over the world. She has also had acting roles on the popular film Blue Crush and HBO’s John From Cincinnati. She has been in numerous award winning Documentaries including She is the Ocean and Out in the Lineup (a film about LGBT Surfers). Keala is a role model for women and a crusader for LGBT rights and equality in women's sports.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Keala Kennelly for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Keala Kennelly for your next private or corporate function.
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WSL Women’s Big Wave World Surfing Champion

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Keala Kennelly Biography

“Keala Kennelly is the best female big wave-surfer on earth.” - The New York Times

Keala Kennelly is a 4x WSL Women’s Champion at Teahupoo, Tahiti (The heaviest Wave on the planet), an X Games Gold Medalist, an Espy nominated athlete, the first Woman to win an open gender category at the XXL Big Wave Awards, and the first Woman invited to compete against the men at the prestigious Eddie Aikau Big Wave Event.

In 2016, she won the Pure Scot Barrel of the Year Award at the XXL Big Wave Awards for getting barreled at Teahupoo, Tahiti. This award makes her the first woman to win in any open-gender category. Later that same year(2016) she was nominated for an ESPY Award. At the end of 2016 Kennelly made history once again by becoming the first woman ever invited to the prestigious Eddie Aikau Big Wave Event.

Keala helped establish a Women’s Big Wave Tour and was part of a committee that was responsible for getting women included in the Titans of Mavericks Big Wave Event and winning the fight for equal pay in surfing in 2018. A true pioneer Keala’s groundbreaking performances in some of the heaviest waves in the world have shattered glass ceilings in her sport. She continues to challenge peoples perceptions of what a women is capable of in the water and break through the gender barrier by doing things that no one ever believed was possible for a female.

In 2016, she won the Pure Scot Barrel of the Year Award at the XXL Big Wave Awards for getting barreled at Teahupoo, Tahiti. This award makes her the first woman to win in any open-gender category. Later that same year(2016) she was nominated for an ESPY Award. At the end of 2016 Kennelly made history once again by becoming the first woman ever invited to the prestigious Eddie Aikau Big Wave Event.

On land Keala has another career as an international DJ playing events all over the world. She has also had acting roles on the popular film Blue Crush and HBO’s John From Cincinnati. She has been in numerous award winning Documentaries including She is the Ocean and Out in the Lineup (a film about LGBT Surfers). Keala is a role model for women and a crusader for LGBT rights and equality in women's sports.

Keala Kennelly Videos

  • Keala Kennelly's Decision to Come Out Revolutionized Surfing - The ...
    Keala Kennelly's surfing career has spanned two world tours. So she's uniquely qualified to talk about the evolution of the profession as we all ...
  • Keala Kennelly's Acceptance Speech at the 2019 Annual WSL Awards

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  • How to book Keala Kennelly?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Keala Kennelly for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Keala Kennelly, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Keala Kennelly or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Keala Kennelly?

    Booking fees for Keala Kennelly, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Keala Kennelly, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Keala Kennelly?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Keala Kennelly for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Keala Kennelly for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Keala Kennelly or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Keala Kennelly or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Keala Kennelly is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Keala Kennelly for your event is available upon request. Keala Kennelly generally travels from Kauai, HI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Caroline Marks, Adrianna Franch, Carissa Moore, Chloe Kim and Courtney Conlogue. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Keala Kennelly for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Keala Kennelly Speaker Videos

  • Keala Kennelly's Decision to Come Out Revolutionized Surfing - The ...
    Keala Kennelly's surfing career has spanned two world tours. So she's uniquely qualified to talk about the evolution of the profession as we all ...
    Keala Kennelly's Acceptance Speech at the 2019 Annual WSL Awards

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