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On a warm Saturday evening, the upper echelon of the surf industry found themselves huddled together on the sweeping grounds of Turtle Bay resort for the 45th Surfer Poll awards, held right here on Oahu's North Shore. With mai-tais, local beers, and plenty of shakas on tap, the surf industry big-wigs—which included athletes, CEOs, marketing heads, and their better halves just to name a few—talk storied under a pastel sunset before the awards show officially started. Think of the vibe as an Oscars pre-party meets North Shore barbecue and you've got the gist. If you're unfamiliar with the awards show, every year, Surfer Magazine polls their readers for a top 10 and 10 5 list of the most adored surfers in the world. For the better part of the past two decades, Kelly Slater's found himself in the number-one position. But this year, with the likes of an entirely new crop of young and fiercely beloved surfers forging their presence, Slater's victory was hardly assured.
Looking back at 2014 one of the most exciting groups we had in house was GoPro. GoPro brought more than a hundred pro athletes who took over the resort with their ultimate adventures. Some of the athletes in the mix: Ryan Sheckler, Shane Dorian, Shaun White, Kelly Slater, Jame O'Brien, Kala Alexander, Kai Lenny and the list goes on. But enough rambling about the summit, Hit play and check out the athlete's GoPro footage! Remeber, you can do all these great activities at Turtle Bay, just stop by our GuidePost in the lobby and they'll hook you up.