Let's Talk story Category: Surfing
It’s mid-December 1961 on the North Shore of Oahu. A tall, deeply tanned California kid named Phil Edwards has his feet firmly nestled in the coarse Ehukai sand, his eyes trained on a knee-trembling wave thundering toward him. This wave in Oahu's North Shore, which will come to be known as Pipeline, has terrified the life out of every surfer who’s dared stared her in the eyes. And while it's impossible to say how many Hawaiians tried their hand at Pipe before this day, in just a few minutes, Edwards is about to change surf history by catching the first wave ever recorded on film. And in the coming decades Pipeline would become the wave that all others are judged against.
There are two types of vacations in this great blue world: There are the forgettable, ho-hum getaways, bland, dim, and void of color. A nasty sunburn the only thing you have to show for your travels. Nothing learned, nothing new experienced.
And then, there are adventures.
We’re talking about the type of vacations that you’ll be replaying in your mind every night before you go to bed for years to come. We’re talking about making memories, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and experiencing all of the wonderful things that the world has to offer. That’s the kind of trip we can get behind and that’s the kind of getaway you deserve.
To make your next vacation a true adventure, we’ve gone ahead and crafted up our list of five things you have to experience this winter in Oahu's Turtle Bay.