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Micah McMullin: Pro Body Boarder by Day, Porter by Night

Posted on Tue, 2014/10/28 - 11:06pm by Jessica Gellert

More than 500 employees make up our Turtle Bay Ohana or Family.  Every month we’ll be sharing tales from our Turtle Bay employees with the tag #TBROHANA.  This month we feature Micah McMullin who is charging waves as a pro bodyboarder when he’s not serving guests with aloha as a banquet porter.

“I’ve been working at Turtle Bay for four years now.  Before I started working at The Fable North Shore of O`ahu, I was a bartender at Ruby Tuesdays and Current Affairs.  When I wasn’t bartending, I was traveling to different parts of the world competing in Bodyboarding contests.  It was a great job for a bachelor and traveling was a plus. I knew I needed something more stable as I started to grow my family. I felt rooted at Turtle Bay because the North Shore is where I grew up.”

“As a banquet porter, I really take pride in seeing the guests happy. It’s rewarding to know that I am a part of creating the setting for someone’s special day that they will never forget. That is a real blessing to me.”

When Micah isn’t at Turtle Bay… “I’m usually cruising with my wife and daughter. My daughter loves the ocean, so most of our family time is spent at the beach.”

Micah has loved the ocean for as long as he can remember.  He won his first bodyboarding competition when he was 11-years-old at Pounders, a popular beach in Lā`ie- where he grew up.

“From that day on, I wanted to be a Professional Bodyboarder.  Around the age of 21, I really took the sport seriously and earned sponsors to support my dream.  I was lucky enough to catch waves around the world, but my experiences of meeting new people and unique cultures was unreal.”

Four years at Turtle Bay has brought several wonderful memories for Micah, but his favorite Turtle Bay memory by far was the happiest day of his life.

“A day I will never forget is when I got married to my wife in the summer of 2009 at the Turtle Bay pavilion.”

Micah shares his motivational motto:  “Kūlia i ka nu‘u – Strive to reach the summit.”