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A New King Is Crowned At Surfer Poll

On a warm Saturday evening, the upper echelon of the surf industry found themselves huddled together on the sweeping grounds of Turtle Bay resort for the 45th Surfer Poll awards, held right here on Oahu's North Shore. With mai-tais, local beers, and plenty of shakas on tap, the surf industry big-wigs—which included athletes, CEOs, marketing heads, and their better halves just to name a few—talk storied under a pastel sunset before the awards show officially started. Think of the vibe as an Oscars pre-party meets North Shore barbecue and you've got the gist. If you're unfamiliar with the awards show, every year, Surfer Magazine polls their readers for a top 10 and 10 5 list of the most adored surfers in the world. For the better part of the past two decades, Kelly Slater's found himself in the number-one position. But this year, with the likes of an entirely new crop of young and fiercely beloved surfers forging their presence, Slater's victory was hardly assured.


GoPro Athlete Summit at Turtle Bay

Looking back at 2014 one of the most exciting groups we had in house was GoPro. GoPro brought more than a hundred pro athletes who took over the resort with their ultimate adventures. Some of the athletes in the mix: Ryan Sheckler, Shane Dorian, Shaun White, Kelly Slater, Jame O'Brien, Kala Alexander, Kai Lenny and the list goes on.  But enough rambling about the summit, Hit play and check out the athlete's GoPro footage! Remeber, you can do all these great activities at Turtle Bay, just stop by our GuidePost in the lobby and they'll hook you up.


Annual Surfer Poll Awards Bring the Pros to Turtle Bay

The world’s best surfers are coming to Turtle Bay for the annual Surfer Poll Awards on December 6. For the past few years, the resort has played host to Surfer Magazine’s annual poll awards, where surf fans from all over the world vote for their favorite surfer. In the past, Kelly Slater has taken top honors more than any other surfer. This year, with world-title showdown in the works and the rise of Brazil’s Gabriel Medina, we could be poised to see changing of the guard. But then again, if there’s one thing that we know about Kelly Slater, it that’ he can never be counted of anything.

On the women’s side, Kauai’s own Alana Blanchard will be defending her Surfer Poll title as well. While seating is relegated to an invite-only list, you can always crack open a cold drink with some friends and catch all of the live action at


3rd Annual Turtle Bay Turkey Trot

Mahalo to everyone who came out for our third annual Turkey Trot! The 5K wasn't easy! You truly did earn your Thanksgiving feast, running more than a mile on the beach and adventuring our trails. Please share your Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving photos with #TBRThanksgiving. We will also be sharing photos our professional photographer Dell Webb shot with trotters on legendary Kahuku Point.

View All photos on our Facebook Page and be sure to tag yourself in the photos! 



Your North Shore Must Do List

While we could write an entire book (or at least try to fill up a web page) on things you should do on your next North Shore vacation, we’re going to focus on three activities for this particular post. Granted it’s hard to have a bad day when you’re in paradise, but these three activities are sure to leave you smiling and imprint an indelible memory from your stay on the North Shore.