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Your Guide To A Perfect Day In Haleiwa

Story By Jodi Wilmot


Swimming with Sharks

“Make eye contact and don’t flail my arms around like an injured, sick animal.” That phrase repeated in my head over and over again as I made my way off the One Ocean Diving vessel into the deep blue ocean. Within seconds I was face to face with a shark. I always imagined what I would do in this situation. I would freeze in fear and drown. (Yes I am a little dramatic) but in reality, I found myself in awe of how beautiful, graceful and unthreatening the sharks were. I was in 200 ft of water, floating free surrounded in all directions by dozens of sharks – and I was more alive than I have ever felt. Swimming with sharks north shore Of course hours earlier I was not this calm or comfortable.

The Perfect Mai Tai

There is something truly magical about a Mai Tai at Turtle Bay. Refreshing, with its colors mirroring that of the sunset, a Mai Tai at dusk at Turtle Bay’s Pool Bar is one of life’s simple pleasure. If you happen to be one of those unfortunate souls not living on the North Shore, we thought we’d do you a solid and hand over the recipe that’s been making patrons grin for more than three decades. Without further adieu, here’s the secret recipe for the perfect Hawaiian Mai Tai, courtesy of the Pool Bar. Enjoy!