Professional big wave surfer Keala Kennelly discusses her biggest fear to a live audience during a TEDx Talk. The Kauai native explains what it was like growing up in a male dominant sport that was constantly telling women they weren’t capable. After realizing that traveling on the ASP World Championship Tour was draining her passion for the sport that she used to love, Kennelly found herself leaving behind the competitive circuit to commit fully to a life of pursuing big waves.
After nearly drowning her first time at Teahupo’o, and then experiencing a horrifying wipeout in 2011 during the Code Red Swell, Kennelly never lets anything stop her from hunting the world’s largest waves. Her dedication and thirst for accomplishing the seemingly impossible has lead her to many prestigious honors as one of the top ranked female athletes in the world, and being inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame & the Actions Sports Hall of Fame.
Learn more about Keala in this exclusive interview.
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