PHOTO (WARNING!): Keala Kennelly Tweets Photo of Teahupoo Carnage

Words by – Chris Nomad

PHOTO (WARNING!): Keala Kennelly Tweets Photo of Teahupoo Carnage


2 September 2011

Seriously, do not scroll down if you are squeamish, the worst reef gash I’ve ever seen!

Earlier tonight Kauai’s own Keala Kennelly tweeted a photo to 10 time World Champ Kelly Slater, “here is that pic I told you about. (it looks way better now I swear!” Also posted on her FB page with an apology for posting if you were eating lol…

If the fact that Keala is the hardest charging woman surfer of all time wasn’t enough to make you respect her, this photo will give you a serious wake up to the reality of just how tough this woman is.

During the “Code Red” period of the Billabong Pro in Tahiti, the waves got so dangerous event officials put the entire contest on hold. Not only was it dangerous to be surfing at this time, it was completely unsafe to be in the channel at all, and event officials made certain only the most veteran surfers and captains were in the water during this time.

Seems like just yesterday Keala was the first woman to tow in at Teahupoo emasculating men all over the world. And far away seem the glamorous days of filming ‘Blue Crush.’ Here is a video of the wipe out caught on the gnarliest day of surfing ever filmed:

And here is the aftermath photo…

Nothing but respect for the Queen of the Ocean, feel free to follow her on Twitter: @KealaKeenelly

UPDATED:

http://surftweeters.com/nsfw-keala-kennelly-posts-more-gnarley-photos-of-her-wipeout-at-teahupoo/

Follow me on twitter – Chris Nomad @NorCalSurfNomad

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  • Luigi

    It looks like she got that from her board. Watch the replay.

    • David Herbert

      ..thats no board cut my money would be she was driven into and then across the reef…mad props go out to you Keala, keep charging you are an inspiration to the girls and the guys out there :)

  • Luigi

    It looks like she got that from her board. Watch the replay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fara-Spector/1411693587 Fara Spector

    Ia Orana Keala !!! all our RESPECTS n u will always be our Tahitian Teahupoo Queens of the Waves !!! BRAVO amiga !!! Fara & family in Tahiti

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940490739 Diandra Mawhinney Spector

    Hello Keala !! All my RESPECT :) You’re Da BEST !!!! I saw you on “Blue Crush”  Take care :)

  • flor

    good job! IDOLA! all my respect. Good luck and take care
     

  • rich

    she is lucy she didn’t break her skull or her neck. whoever towed her into that wave should feel like shit. not being able to read that wave can make or break a person, just ask strider wasilewski about his worst teahupoo experiences

    • rich

      mad props for being out there though. Not only pushing the limits for womens surfing but everyone. I believe Nathan Fletcher had some pretty good ones there recently as well…worth checking out for sure.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fcoblyn Fred Coblyn

      Hi Rich, to be fair to whoever towed her, if she had not stalled, she would have got out clean

  • http://twitter.com/Robs_Head Rob Souza

    All the Respect in the world for you Keala.  Get well soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mack-Thorpe/100000807250077 Mack Thorpe

    damn your a fucking rider!

  • Tiffany Martinez

    mad respect K.K!

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.donahue2 David Donahue

    the tow in was fine, i think that little stall is what did it and trying to make up speed…mad skills though and serious guts…..