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Three Things You Need To Know Before Your First Surf Lesson

For years, you’ve been dazzled by surfing. Whether it’s simply being surrounded by the ocean, the physical act of gliding on water, or an excuse to get a fun workout, surfing has called your name. Now that you’re finally here at Turtle Bay, you’re ready to take the plunge and dive on in. But before you catch your first wave, we’ve taken the liberty of listing three things you have to know before you first pop to your feet.


Swimming with Sharks

“Make eye contact and don’t flail my arms around like an injured, sick animal.” That phrase repeated in my head over and over again as I made my way off the One Ocean Diving vessel into the deep blue ocean. Within seconds I was face to face with a shark. I always imagined what I would do in this situation. I would freeze in fear and drown. (Yes I am a little dramatic) but in reality, I found myself in awe of how beautiful, graceful and unthreatening the sharks were. I was in 200 ft of water, floating free surrounded in all directions by dozens of sharks – and I was more alive than I have ever felt. Swimming with sharks north shore Of course hours earlier I was not this calm or comfortable.

The Perfect Mai Tai

There is something truly magical about a Mai Tai at Turtle Bay. Refreshing, with its colors mirroring that of the sunset, a Mai Tai at dusk at Turtle Bay’s Pool Bar is one of life’s simple pleasure. If you happen to be one of those unfortunate souls not living on the North Shore, we thought we’d do you a solid and hand over the recipe that’s been making patrons grin for more than three decades. Without further adieu, here’s the secret recipe for the perfect Hawaiian Mai Tai, courtesy of the Pool Bar. Enjoy!