The world of surfing is a hard one to make it in, we all know the harsh reality. In a sport where there are millions of patrons, only thirty four chosen few can truly call themselves elite professional competitors.
Just a few weeks ago at the 2016 season’s commencement at Snapper Rocks, a name that has floated around the industry made his presence very well known with a semi-final finish and an assortment of big names in his path. Stu Kennedy, the Cinderella story out of Lennox Head, has given his career an aggressive jolt of life and revived hope into his dream of making a living as a professional surfer - but the road to where he is today hasn’t exactly been a cakewalk.
Check the above little feature put together by the WSL and learn a little more about Stu’s past. From lost contracts to manual labor then back into the spotlight again, Kennedy’s road has seen plenty of highs and lows alike. At the end of the day, there’s no way around the fact that Stu’s face would be a welcomed one on the CT level.