Let's Talk story Category: Surfing
Overlooking a picturesque North Shore sunset, seven-time surfing world champ Layne Beachley sits down for a Talk Story session at Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer the Bar. With a crowd of guests seated before her, she opens up about a wealth of issues, including how she envisions surfing evolving in the coming decades. The mood in the room is comfortable, with the guests sippin’ on craft cocktails and savoring an array of dining options, and the crowd hangs on Layne’s words. With Turtle Bay’s own Rocky Cannon acting as moderator, these Talk Story sessions offer up a venue unlike anything else you’ll find in the world. And now, through a partnership with action sports website Grind TV, Talk Story is about to become better than ever.
You’re standing on the edge of a cliff, your knees are shaking slightly and your heart is racing. Twenty feet below you stands the ocean. This is crazy, you tell yourself. But then, another voice calls out, compelling you to step outside of your comfort zone and take the plunge. And with that voice urging you on, you take a deep breath and leap off the cliff and into the ocean. By the time you make it to the surface, you can’t fight back your smile; you've never felt this alive.
On the North Shore, the Jones ohana are one of the most well-liked and respected families calling the seven-mile miracle home. As is often true in Hawaii, the entire family surfs. In the case of the Joneses—Malia, Daniel, Mikala, and Keoni—they all surf exceptionally well. Their father, John, is also an accomplished surfer in his own right, even appearing in Surfer Magazine in the 1970s, gracefully threading a tube on a dashing red board board. The photo, along with the board, would hold a special place for the family for decades to come. A photographic representation of their surfing lineage.