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Dozens of Kahuku High School students checked-in to check out careers at Turtle Bay.
"The great thing is most of the employees shadowed are graduates of Kahuku, so the kids may know them from their neighborhoods, churches - they are family members. It's just a great community program," said Human Resources Manager Grace Kamae.
Students were found in the baking and prepping in the kitchen, at front desk and helping guests in the lobby.
Turtle Bay has been opening its doors for the job shadow program for more than ten years now. Students have to actually apply for the program and be in good standing to attend the half day event. After the shadow, they are required to write a paper about the experience.
"We have actually had people apply for jobs here and say they attended our job shadow program in high school," said Kamae.
The North Shore’s own John John Florence made history yesterday when he was crowned the Volcom Pipe Pro champ. This victory for John John, who’s been a staple in the surf scene since he was old enough to walk, proved to be a milestone: it was his fourth win at the event in five years. And perhaps even better than claiming a win in your own backyard at a prestigious contest like the Volcom Pipe was the fact that John John bested Kelly Slater in the process.
While the duo have a mentor-mentee relationship, Slater, who’s 42 and an 11-time world champ, has trumped the young Hawaiian upstart in two of the most dramatic matchups of last year. For John John, his win yesterday proved to be redeeming.
With its expansive golden sand getaways, picturesque mountains, and breath-taking sunsets, it’s no wonder that Turtle Bay has become one of the world’s most sought-after locales to vacation. But with so much adventure, sand, and sun to take in, it can be tough to know where to begin. Well, lucky for you, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve highlighted our three favorite North Shore Oahu beaches, in no particular order, for you to bask in the next time you come to Turtle Bay.
While the North Shore’s lure is undeniable, there are so many elements to our coastline that some elements can be overlooked. Below, we’ve outlined three key elements to keep in mind before you begin your next trip to the North Shore.
The Surf Doesn’t Have To Be Terrifying
While much of the North Shore’s reputation stems from the undeniably terrifying waves like Pipeline, Sunset and Waimea, what’s often overlooked is the fact that the North Shore is home to a wealth of waves that are accessible to surfers simply looking to have fun. Removed from the seven-mile miracle stand a host of less-than-lethal lineups. You just need to know where to look. Which brings us to our next point...
Let The Guide’s Show You The Way
In the second installment of Country Folk, our series highlighting the young tastemakers and creatives that call the North Shore home, we talked story with Tara Michie, the lady behind the attractive lifestyle blog, Lady Slider, about the North Shore, her future plans, and what she does when the surf goes flat.
What’s the best thing about living on the North Shore?
For me, there are a lot of things that make the North Shore so special, ya know? But most of all, it’s the pace, the lifestyle, and you can’t beat the waves.
How would you like to see Lady Slider evolve?
In a perfect world, I'd like to see Lady Slider become financially sustainable on its own without compromising any of my creativity.
What other projects are you working on besides Lady Slider?