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Turtle Bay Resort’s New “Insider’s Play List” Offers Visitors an Exclusive Peek Into the North Shore Lifestyle


NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HI (March 6, 2012) – 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 Resort offers its new Insider’s 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 a personal Play List and exploring the fabled North Shore like a local, just became a snap!

The inaugural Insider’s Play List was provided by Kai Lenny who is considered one of the best young watermen or super-athletes in the world and is currently a Turtle Bay Resort Ambassador. Kai enjoys any sport that involves the ocean. He is a surfer, windsurfer, kitesurfer, stand up paddler (SUP), tow-in surfer, and hydro-foiler among others.  Whew!

In 2011, Kai received the following Stand Up World Tour awards: 

• SUPWT Sunset Beach Pro Winner

• SUPWT La Torche, France Pro Winner

• SUPWT World Champion


Here is Kai’s Insider’s Play List in his own words!

• Go surf all of the perfect waves that the 7-mile miracle has to offer!

• Windsurf or kitesurf Backyards, since it is one of the best waves in the world for wind sports.

• Do a Downwind run on my Naish Stand Up Race board from Turtle Bay to Haleiwa.

• Eat lunch at Cholos home style Mexican!!

• Run the bike path from Sunset to Log Cabins.

• Surf out in front of the Turtle Bay until dark then go in the hot tub!

• Have dinner at Lei Lei's (at Turtle Bay Resort).

• Run up the hiking trail at Pupukea.

• Tow-in Surf the Outer reefs.

• Sky dive Hawaii near Haleiwa.

Stay tuned, more Insiders’ Play Lists are on the way and you’ll be able to find them on  Come and play!

About Turtle Bay:There’s one North Shore on Oahu. And there’s one resort on it. Ideal for watermen, wave watchers or waders, the 840-acre Turtle Bay Resort is at the epicenter of set after set of activities, events and adventures. Complete with the finest accommodations and amenities suited for the entire family, Turtle Bay is where the “7-Mile Miracle” begins and the lineup is endless. To stay up to date on the Turtle Bay surfing experience, check out For reservations or more information, visit or call (808) 293-6000.


Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Senior Vice President - The Limtiaco Company