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Kahuku High School Students Job Shadow

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.


John John Florence Takes Down Kelly Slater at Volcom Pipe Pro

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.


Our Top 3 Favorite North Shore Beaches

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.