Let's Talk story Category: Surfing
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.
Just when you thought that Turtle Bay Ambassador and Maui native Kai Lenny has racked up every achievement possible as a fully fledged waterman, he goes and does something like this. Earlier this week, Kai dropped a video of him flying over the water on a tweaked SUP shape that left many of us scratching our heads. It’s technically called Downwind Hydrofoiling and it’s nothing short of a miracle. As Kai says in the clip above, “this is a game-changer.”
For years, you’ve always wanted to surf. There’s something about being in the elements, surrounded by crashing water and sunshine, that’s called out to you. And now, here at Turtle Bay amid what has so far been a dream vacation, you’re ready to take the plunge. But before you make your way into the lineup, you’d be wise to read over our know-before-you-go list.