Randy Rarick with Host Jodi Wilmott

Randy Rarick at Talk Story

Turtle Bay Luminary > KAI LENNY

Kai cruising the waves at Turtle Bay.

Chef Fred DeAngelo

Chef DeAngelo is the executive chef and owner of Ola at Turtle Bay Resort, and he recently opened The Grove in Kailua, Oahu.

Tutu Janet and her favorite ukulele.

Luminaries  of  the  Life  Offer  a  Peek 
Into  the  North  Shore  Lifestyle

While many travelers prefer the convenience of tour groups, guides, and buses, this can be an impersonal approach to discovering a new destination. Often those who invest the extra time and energy to explore on their own, find many more memorable experiences. 

So, to help guests gain a richer and more gratifying travel experience while visiting Oahu’s fabled North Shore, Turtle Bay offers an Insider’s TOP 10 Play List: a tip sheet provided by North Shore Luminaries about their favorite ways to play along one of the world’s most storied coastlines.  Insider’s Play Lists will include favorite adventures, attractions, activities, events, places to eat, beaches, surf spots and ocean outings and the authors, who live “the North Shore life” to the fullest, will range from legendary surf icons and artists to resort ambassadors and employees. Now creating your personal Play list just became a snap.

Check out our Luminaries of the Life and others
 as they share their TOP 10 Play Lists >>

1

RANDY RARICK > Surfing Icon
Randy's Top 10 Play List in the series was authored by Randy Rarick who has lived on the North Shore for the past 40 years. Ever since arriving here, he has lived “The Life” of surfing the waves at Sunset from 1 to15 feet, building surfboards in the shaping bay in the back of his garage, and running the biggest sporting event on the North Shore, The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
CLICK HERE FOR RANDY'S PLAY LIST >>

2

KAI LENNY > 2011 Stand Up Paddling World Champion
Kai is considered one of the best young waterman in the world. Born and raised in Maui, Kai enjoys any sport that involves the ocean. 
CLICK HERE FOR KAI'S PLAY LIST>> 

3

FRED DEANGELO > Ola at Turtle Bay’s Executive Chef/Owner
As an award winning chef and host of a dinner at the James Beard House in New York City, Chef DeAngelo is a strong promoter of Hawaii’s farming community, using local products and produce throughout his menu.
CLICK HERE FOR FRED'S PLAY LIST>>

4

JODI WILMOTT > Veteran surf and watersports communications professional
Jodi's life has revolved around the ocean since day one. Born in South Africa to a young Australian couple who were on an "Endless Summer" surfari, she moved with her parents to Oahu at the age of three.
CLICK HERE FOR JODI'S PLAY LIST>>

5

ROY NACAPUY > One of the most knowledgeable concierges on the island
More than 40 years ago, as Turtle Bay Resort opened its doors in May 1972 on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore, Roy Nacapuy was there to celebrate. He has since welcomed thousands of guests to the Resort.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ROY'S PLAYLIST>>

6

TUTU (GRANDMA) JANET > Long-Time Music Maker

Since 2005, she has been teaching free ukulele and hula lessons with a smile for our guests. Come talk story, play music and dance with Tūtū to experience the embodiment of aloha spirit!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW TUTU JANET'S PLAYLIST>>

 7

ROGER CORPUZ> Veteran North Shore Bellman
Roger Corpuz is a longtime North Shore resident who has shared his enthusiasm for all things Hawaii with guests for more than three decades. Check out these recommendations from Corpuz, the resort’s resident adventure junkie, and then seek him when you visit to “talk story”. Beware: Seriously fun outdoor activities may result! 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ROGER'S PLAYLIST>>

 8

MARTY THOMAS> Director of The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
Marty Thomas spent 11 years on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, launching his professional career in the early 80s. He won Rookie of the Year and reached a career high of ninth in the world in 1990.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW MARTY'S PLAYLIST>>

ALICIA McCUMBERS > Turtle Bay Stables Manager
Alicia McCumbers grew up on the Leeward side of Oahu, where she began riding and showing horses at a young age. She followed her passion to the North Shore where horses were plentiful and participated in rodeos, barrel racing and team roping.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALICIA'S PLAYLIST>>

10

Trekaroo - Reviews on travel with kids, family fun, kid activities, kid-friendly hotels, resorts, and vacation packages for your next family trip.
CHECK OUT TREKAROOS FAMILY FUN PLAY LIST >>

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FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER >
The North Shore is full of amazing places to photograph. Each beach and attraction has its own characteristics… especially when viewing it through a lens. Anyone who is interested in photography will find endless opportunities to catch a perfect shot each time.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S TOP 10 PLAY LIST >>