Both women boast some impressive professional credentials. Moore has won three world titles on the women's Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour (CT), including 2015. Kennelly, who was previously a CT surfer herself, has since made headlines in big-wave surfing. Known as the first woman to have surfed Tahiti's Teahupo'o, she made history again in April as the first woman to win a Pure Scot Barrel Award at the WSL's Big Wave Awards.
The ESPYs are ESPN's annual awards that honor major sports achievements -- both the athletes and their performances -- from the year prior.
Former WWE wrestler John Cena will host this year's awards, which air July 13 on ABC in the US. Fans can vote for Best Female Action Sport Athlete here.