Exciting news keeps rolling in from Turtle Bay Resort! April 4th our new farm to table restaurant Kula Grille started cooking! Then, April 29th our renovated spa and fitness center opened after undergoing multi-million dollar enhancements. The reinvented spa takes on a new name: Nalu Kinetic Spa.
Nalu is Hawaiian for wave and ocean surf. It’s also a verb, the action of waves. To nalu is to meditate, ponder and contemplate.
Nalu Kinetic Spa provides a multi-sensory experience of the ocean. Three outdoor treatment rooms were added where guests can get a massage, relax and unwind to the sound of the ocean. State-of-the art kinetic equipment is available in our fitness center that offers panoramic ocean views to those working out on cardio machines or lifting weights.
April 30th, The Oakley Store at Turtle Bay opened offering the most extensive range of technical eyewear and offering styles for both men and women. The store also has a broad range of Oakley logo surf wear and lifestyle apparel, including an exclusive resort line of t-shirts created for Turtle Bay.
There’s still more amazing changes on the way! June 2nd the first wing of our enhanced guest rooms will be finished. The updated decor reflects a contemporary, beach house feel, authentic to the North Shore with warm tones and splashes of tropical color. The redesign is led by award-winning Honolulu-based firm WCIT Architecture and includes all-new fixtures, furnishings, bedding and décor in the guest rooms, as well as completely remodeled bathrooms with new tile, vanities, and walk-in showers. We invite you to come experience the epic changes first hand! Aloha and we hope to see you soon!
April 4th we celebrated the blessing and opening of our new farm to table restaurant, The North Shore Kula Grille.
The ancient Hawaiians divided their land into three sections: Mauka (mountains), Kula (midlands) and Makai (sea) known – as Ahupua‘a.
It is the Kula lands, primarily used for agriculture, that now serve as the inspiration for our new restaurant, The North Shore Kula Grille.
Here, we explore the flavors of our islands as they have been enjoyed for centuries – naturally, with organic and artisan farming and harvesting practices. Our farmers and suppliers care for the land – or ‘aina, which means “that which provides food” – in the spirit of a rich agricultural history featuring the cultivation of taro, sweet potatoes, sugar cane and bananas. These crops serve as a perfect complement to the bounty of fresh seafood, poultry and meats sourced throughout Hawaii.
We invite you to experience our delicious dishes first-hand.
Hours Breakfast : 6:30-10:30a
We are excited to offer hearty meals as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes! For all you breakfast buffet fans there will also be a buffet daily from 6:30-10:30a!
Some of Our Signature Dishes
Kula Beet Salad
Roasted red and golden beets/Maui surfing goat cheese/micro greens /Ka‘u orange/pine-nuts/Kahuku watermelon/Meyer lemon vinaigrette
Turtle Bay Resort celebrated the Makahiki season with traditional Hawaiian sporting events and cultural performances. The celebration entitled Makahiki Kuilima was held on the lawns of Turtle Bay Resort on January 12, 2013. The event was presented by Hawaiian education program, Naepuni Aloha and Ke Kula `o S.M. Kamakau. Makahiki Kuillima is sponsored by Kanalu, Turtle Bay Resort, and many more community supporters.
Participants were able to step back into the past and watch athletes engage in ancient games such as hukihuki (tug of war), ‘ulu maika (lawn bowling), and ‘ō‘ō ihe (spear throwing). Spectators were treated to a rare demonstration of He‘e Hōlua (sled riding), which was last publicly done, prior to Makahiki Kuilima festivities, in 1822.
Company that inspires adventure gets inspired at Turtle Bay Resort
Board meetings have a whole new meaning at Turtle Bay Resort located on the fabled North Shore of Oahu. By “board” I mean surfboards! That’s why Turtle Bay is the ideal location for true team building, increasing company morale and of course having a good time.
Take adventure website TheClymb.com for example. For the second consecutive year the company has packed up its entire office and moved it to Turtle Bay for a “workcation.”
“We actually uproot the entire office from Portland, Oregon to the North Shore here and we work from crazy early in the morning until midday and then we enjoy the North Shore all afternoon,” said TheClymb.com Co-Founder Cec Annett.
“It’s been absolutely amazing you know for us, it’s really important to be authentic to who we are as a brand and there’s no better place in the world to come and play and have a workcation than Turtle Bay,” explained Annett.
TheClymb.com employees work hard in paradise.
About 70 employees traded in the brisk air of Portland for sunny skies on the Fabled North Shore of Oahu.
“Because we’re an e-commerce company we are quite virtual. We were able to set up internet lines and customer service lines here, so really it’s just been work as normal and our members, our consumers don’t notice a difference. We’re still offering great daily products on our site, our vendors are stoked that we’re here, always asking if they can get a job at TheClymb,” explained Annett.
But why Turtle Bay Resort? As mentioned earlier, this is the second year TheClymb.com has come to work at Turtle Bay. Annett says it’s not only how accommodating the resort is for meetings and work but the adventures offered on property and the North Shore.
“As far as Turtle Bay goes it’s been amazing. Every day we’ve been closing down the office at 1 or 2 o’clock and we hit the beach. You know there’s people that are out there surfing ripping it up in the line-up. There’s people that are just taking surf lessons for the first time. There’s people on the Stand Up boards, it’s a great scene out here for Stand Up Paddling. Snorkeling has been amazing. We also have people just laying by the pool relaxing having a good time. We’ve got guys that did the two mile walk down to one of the private little pools on property, we got people that hiked Waimea Valley to the waterfall. We have people today, I think there’s 20 people jumping out of an airplane. So we’ll see how that goes, ask me tomorrow how many enjoyed that!”
Adventure doesn’t stop when the sun sets. The original Surfer, The Bar gives guests a weekly line-up of experiences to choose from. Whether its listening to local talent take the stage and show their stuff during Kanikapila, Hearing true tall-tales of the ocean from famous waterman or dancing to live bands our DJs the bar creates experiences that last a lifetime. Surfer, The Bar is a collaboration between Turtle Bay Resort and Surfer Magazine.
“One of the great things about being here at Turtle Bay Resort is Surfer, The Bar. For us Chris and Julia and Vince- one of the bartenders there has absolutely been so good to our crew and just the fact that it’s the original Surfer, The Bar I mean it’s so on brand with us and what we do and we sell Surfer publications on our website so we’re really stoked to make that connection and have such a great lobby compared to some of the other lobby bars out there,” said Annett.
For those who find their passion in the outdoors, The Clymb inspires human-powered adventure by delivering member-exclusive 72-hour sales on premium brands and experiences, hand-picked by their team of fellow enthusiasts and experts. Membership is free, allowing users to shape the community by inviting like-minded friends. The company is based in Portland, Ore., and was founded in 2009 by a seasoned team of outdoor and sport industry veterans. For more information visit www.theclymb.com
So what are YOU waiting for?! Bring your team to Turtle Bay to get inspired while having a great time. www.turtlebayresort.com
Get ready for some fun for the whole family this weekend!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 – Thriller Halloween Party at Surfer, The Bar
Friday night Surfer, The Bar is transformed into a Michael Jackson Thriller party from 9p-2a. Dress to impress and hit the dance floor grooving to MJ’s hits and other thrilling jams. If you wear a costume cover is only $10, full Michael Jackson attire will get you in for $5. If you aren’t one to dress-up (and why not!?) cover is $15. The best MJ costumes takes home a cash prize! The party is for creepers 21+.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27- Haunted Barn and Family Fun at Stables
Saturday come down to the stables and enter the haunted barn (if you dare!) There will also be jumpers, face painting, games and goodies like cotton candy, hot dogs and of course candy! Also enjoy our beautiful horses and ponies. The family event is free and lasts from 5-7p.
The Turtle Bay Resort ohana wishes you a fantastic, fun and safe Halloween!!!
Our Turtle Bay Resort Ambassador Kai Lenny conquered the Stand Up World Series Finals October 12-14.
Kai came in first for the long 12.5 mile distance paddle from Turtle Bay Resort to Haleiwa on Saturday and continued to show his dominance Sunday in sprint races off Turtle Bay’s pool bar Hang Ten.
The Stand Up World Series Finals turned Hang Ten Bar into a surf stadium. Guests cheered on their favorite SUPers from the swimming pool, bleachers and even with a mai tai or Pacifico beer in hand from the pool bar.
The world’s greatest watermen and women will surf into Turtle Bay October 12-14 for the Stand Up World Series Finals. Turtle Bay is the official headquarters of the Waterman League and Stand Up World Tour, making the grand finale for the sport this year extra special.
The epic event includes a keiki contest, long distance race, sprints, live music and of course celebrations. You can check out the whole event schedule here: http://standupworldseries.com/
- Entry fee for both days of competition (long distance and sprints),
- Dinner & Live music event at Surfer the Bar, Saturday 13th
- Luau and entertainment on Sunday 14th at Kuilima Point
- Welcome pack
- Opportunity to win from the min. $15,000 prize-purse
Come watch the best of the best battle it out for the glory. Turtle Bay Ambassador and defending World Champion Kai Lenny will also be holding some special events at the hotel. So what are you waiting for?! Start planning your trip to Turtle Bay because the event is fun for everyone, whether you are participating or watching all the action from Hang Ten Bar with the world’s best mai-tai in hand.
The 8th Annual Seafood Festival is going to be amazing. It features an award winning musical line-up, delicious dishes and breath taking location! There will also be a golf tournament! Here’s the breakdown of the epic event!
Friday October 5: TASTE OF THE NORTH SHORE
Hawaii’s #1 Female Artist and Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Anuhea performs.
We will also be featuring some of our top bands that come out for our Kanikapila nights every Tuesday at Surfer, The Bar.
Featured North Shore Chefs:
North Shore Tacos (Hau’ula)
Papa Ole (Hau’ula)
Kahuku Farms (Kahuku)
Hukilau Cafe (Laie)
Papoku Hawaiian Grill (Haleiwa)
Haleiwa Joes (Haleiwa)
Two drinks are included in the ticket cost. There will also be a wine tasting area ($20 ) and a cash bar.
Tickets: $44 per person includes music, food and drinks!
There is a special rate for both nights, only $84!!!
Saturday Oct. 6 at noon
Join us before Saturday Night’s festivities for the Seafood Fest Golf Tournament. This 4-person scramble event will be held on the resort’s Palmer Course beginning at noon. Entry is $95 and includes golf, lunch before the round, practice balls, and lots of great prizes!
Tutu Janet sings with a smile while strumming her boyfriend (her ukulele)!
The words are to a song she wrote just for Turtle Bay Resort, affectionately titled “The Turtle Bay Song.”
The song invites guests to visit us at Turtle Bay, “Where the oceans so blue and the sun sets for you and the stars fill the night sky.”
We thought it would be fun to make a music video for Tutu Janet’s ode to Turtle Bay, so we did.
Watch the follow Tutu’s journey to one of her favorite places and see all the cool places you can stop on the North Shore while heading to Turtle Bay.
“Come over to Turtle Bay, We’re waiting for you!”
Tutu Janet is the official grandma of Turtle Bay Resort. “Tutu” means grandparent in Hawaiian. Tutu has been teaching free ukulele lessons to our visitors for years. You can learn how to make beautiful music with Tutu every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9a in the morning in Turtle Bay’s lobby.
There was nothing but good vibes August 18 at the first-ever Kanikapila-Palooza. I mean how can you possibly go wrong with delicious food, satisfying drinks and epic live music? I saw kids dancing around, friends laughing over drinks and couples swaying to the sounds. The day long music fest was a good time for everyone. Haumoana, CRSB, Butch Helemano, Irie Love, Reggae Angels, Makua Rothman and Don Carlos were among the performers to take the stage.
Fresh Gyros, Plate lunches, Vendors and a beer garden satisfied music lover’s cravings. There was even an ice-cream truck! And the event just gets better, one third of proceeds go to the North Shore Jr. Lifeguard Association!
If you’re bummed you missed the Kanikapila-Palooza (and you should be) you can always make up for it next year. The man behind the epic event, Jess Lundgren said he plans to make the festival an annual event!
Get ready for some amazing vibes, smooth music and onolicious grinds.
This Saturday the first-ever Kanikapila-Palooza (try saying that 10 times fast!) debuts at Turtle Bay Resort’s Stables West Lawn. The rocking event jams from 2:30 p.m until 9 at night. All ages are welcome! There will be food and drink vendors on site to feed your needs.
DON’T MISS THE BIGGEST EVENT TO HIT THE NORTH SHORE IN 15 YEARS!
Here’s the line-up of entertainment:
Dub Vision Band
Makua Rothman & The Kicks
Father Psalms w/Paula Fuga & Mr. 83
Jimmy Weeks Project
And much more…
Tickets: $37 G.A., $55 VIP, $80 Super VIP Access (21+, includes access to Surfer, The Bar After Party.)
• No outside coolers, food, drinks, large bags permitted.
• Blankts, mats and small folding chairs are fine.
VIP 21+ After Party @ Surfer, The Bar
9:30P – 2 A
$1 from each ticket will benefit the North Shore Jr. Lifeguard Association.
Come meet the sexy Malibu & Coors Models. Featuring a never before seen combo of performances by Don Carlos, I-Wayne, Makua Rothman and Butch Helemano together on one stage.
Congratulations to 17-year-old Connor Baxter of Maui!
Baxter (Starboard) locks in the Title at the Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge presented by Pacifico and Naish with bullet wins in both long distance and sprint courses.
Amidst a star studded fleet of athletes from Hawaii and beyond, Connor started with a strong showing as expected on the long distance course from Hukilau Beach to Turtle Bay. After a strong start, it was his reading of the wind swell through the second half of the course that allowed him to develop a healthy lead over the rest of the pack.
In the sprint course, he posted consistant heat wins to make it through to the final and storm to an impressive finish, much to the delight of the crowds lining the shoreline at the ultimate World Series course.
These two wins earned him the overall win at this stop on the World Series, thereby propelling him into 1st overall, taking the lead from arch rival Kai Lenny in what is turning out to be an impressive battle in 2012.
Connor’s winning streak seems set to continue with the form he has and we are excited to see the next major showdown that will go down in Cocoa Beach Florida on the 8th – 9th September, where Connor will once again come up against his World Series adversaries in his quest for the 2012 World Title.
Here is the top positioning for this leg of the Stand Up World Series:
The Stand Up World Series will return home to Turtle Bay Resort from August 11th – 12th. Featuring an epic long distance run on Saturday 11th from Hukilau Beach, Laie to Turtle Bay and a sprint course in front of the pool bar on Sunday, Turtle Bay provides an unsurpassed backdrop for this next stop on the Stand Up World Series.
Featuring amongst the world’s leading racers, from Connor Baxter (Starboard), Slater Trout, Noa Ginella (Naish), Kody Kerbox (Naish) Belar Diaz (Fanatic) Andrew Locgreco, Kaeo Abbey (Art in Surf) and Mo Freitas (Imagine), to a strong women’s fleet that includes Stand Up World Series’ leading lady, Annabel Anderson (Starboard) from New Zealand, Jenny Kalmbach (Naish) and Oahu born Halie Harrison, the competition promises to be intense for this spectacular combination of World Class courses.
This race is open to everyone, with the World Series Class on 12’6s for both races, but the long distance featuring 14′ and Open Classes as well. There will also be a prone division for both sprint and long distance races, as well as an OC1 division for the long distance. The Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge really has something for everyone and will be a true celebration of the summer paddle culture here in Hawaii.
10 Reasons to checkout or participate in the Summer Paddle Challenge
1. The race is the first of its kind and covers unchartered territory. (Check out the map!)
2. Meet some of the world’s most amazing watermen.
3. Go head to head with pros in the event and get an awesome workout.
4. Watch a thrilling downwind race.
5. Experience a true Hukilau (Native Hawaiian Fishing Technique)
6. See the legendary Iosepa Voyaging canoe hit the water and make the journey from Hukilau Beach to Turtle Bay Resort.
7. Cheer on competitiors passing the finish line and enjoy the Pacifico after party at Turtle Bay Resort’s Bayview Beach.
8. Dance to the live music of Ekolu Kalama and Men in Grey Suits at the Surfer, The Bar after party.
9. Enjoy Hukilau Cafe’s amazing grinds. The cafe was featured on “50 first Dates” starring Adam sandler and Drew Barrymore!
"50 First Dates" Courtesy: Sony Pictures
10. Have the experience of a lifetime enjoying SUP paddling!
Today marked the first day of school for public school children in Hawaii. To help out students on the North Shore who may find it a challenge to purchase school supplies, Turtle Bay Resort organized “Operation Backpack.”
Turtle Bay Resort has been helping out North Shore families in need of school supplies for the past six years.
350 backpacks were distributed at Haleiwa Beach Park the day before school started. They weren’t just any backpacks either, they were Da Kine brand ensuring all the kids went to school in style! The cool sacks were stuffed with school supplies as well as other items the students might need like cereal, paper towels and tissue.
“Giving back to the community and helping the children on the North Shore get an education is very important to Turtle Bay said employee Sarah Sundby.
“Operation Backpack 2012″ was a success. We look forward to the lives we’ll be able to touch in 2013.
The Stand Up World Series returns to its HQ at Turtle Bay Resort on the 11th – 12th August for the next stop on the 2012 World Series: the Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge, presented by Pacifico and Naish.
As a premier destination for Ocean Sports of all kinds, Turtle Bay opens its doors to international, national and local paddlers alike across the World Series Class 12’6 SUP, 14′ and Open Class, prone paddle and OC1 for a spectacular 2 day race with strong cultural ties.
Long distance from Hukilau Beach to Turtle Bay
August 11th will feature the long distance race from Hukilau Beach, Laie to Turtle Bay, an epic but largely undiscovered run linking the north east corner of Oahu with the North Shore, and benefiting from one of the fastest closing stretches of any race as athletes will battle down the home straight to Turtle Bay Resort.
The Long Distance run will feature the Stand Up World Series 12’6 class (as a part of the World Series points system, but also fighting for the $5,000 prize-purse), a 14′ and Open SUP class (fighting for some prize-money and awards), a prone paddle class (prize-money and awards) as well as an OC1 class (prize-money and awards). All divisions are open to both women and men, with special awards for the top finishing Keikis.
Leaving from Hukilau Beach, all prone and SUP competitors will head for the Resort and pull into the East side, for a beach front finish in front of Ola’s Restaurant. For OC 1 Paddlers, their finish will be marked by the turn buoys outside the keyhole, from where they can head into the Stables area to exit the water.
All athletes should be checked in before 12.30pm, with an athlete briefing and Pule at 1pm and a beach start shortly thereafter.
Beyond the excitement of the race itself, there will be a cultural event taking place on the morning of August 11th at Hukilau Beach to celebrate history and reenact what gave the beach its name and a significant tradition in the Laie Community passed on from generation to generation.
Supported by Hukilau Cafe, the event will take a trip down memory lane with the generations of families in Laie that have built their community surrounding this maginificent beach, as the traditional Hukilau is re-enacted and brought to life by this event taking place on its shores.
The Hukilau Cafe will also provide breakfast to all competitors and welcome the paddle community to its special piece of paradise. Breakfast and festivities will kick off around 10am, following a beach clean up initiative that will start at 8am at Hukilau Beach itself. More information to follow at www.standupworldseries.com
As the star of MTV’s hit show “Disaster Date” K-von’s humor has made an international impact. This hilarious hidden-camera show displays his many talents as each of his characters prove funnier and more outrageous than the last. Additionally, after a two-year standup comedy tour and an appearance on SHOWTIME, K-von is ready to unleash even more of his ‘Hip Pop Culture’ brand of comedy both on-screen as well as in comedy clubs.
Whether you enjoy live music, unique crafts, delicious food or one-of-a kind masterpieces – The 15th Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival is your ticket to an amazing experience!
The Annual Summer ArtFest features Juried Visual Artists, plus Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Cultural History Tours, Student Art, Art Demonstrations and Children’s Art Activities.
Check out hundreds of artists and take home true works of art.
The Hale’iwa Arts Festival event activities include approximately 130 juried visual artists with original works and limited editions, both traditional and contemporary, in oil, acrylic, ceramic, photography, sculpture, watercolor, fabric, serigraphy, jewelry and glass, as well as other media. Their art will be available for viewing, browsing and purchase directly from the artists.
The Hale’iwa Summer ArtFest will also include a broad range of performance arts, with performers presenting original music and dance with audience participation encouraged. Also included are cultural history tours, arts demonstrations and displays, and a host of hands-on children’s activities.
Come celebrate the Arts in historic Haleiwa town!
Saturday July 21: 10a – 6p
Sunday July 22: 10a-5p
Family Fun and Fireworks
Turtle Bay Stables and West Lawn
Gates open at 4:00p
4th of July Party with Michael Rose
Surfer, The Bar
9:00p Turtle Bay hosts the 34th annual DaHui Paddleboard and SUP Race
Long Course Start: Turtle Bay
Short Course Start: Sunset Beach, Hawai’i
Finish: Waimea Bay
Distance:Long: 7 Miles, Short 4 Miles
Long course/All divisions/10:45am start
Short course/Prone (all divisions), Prone menehune, Prone Parent/Child, All wood & Surfboard divisions/10:45am start.
Short course/SUP (all divisions), SUP menehune, SUP Parent/child, SUPsquatch-Tako Board divisions/11:15am Gates at the West Lawn and Stables open at 4:00p
Turtle Bay is the only venue on the fabled North Shore of Oahu to light up the sky with a spectacular fireworks display every Independence Day.
The 4th of July festivities include community booths, entertainment, special military displays, lots of great food and of course fireworks!
The Independence Day Celebration is free and open to the public. Parking and activities are also free. Parking will be by the stables and activities will be on the West Lawn.
In order to ensure a clean environment and a safe and enjoyable evening for all we ask that there be no coolers please.
4pm: Autumn Complex
5pm: Kamaka Trio
6:30- 8pm Kapena
9pm After Party ftg. Micheal Rose at Surfer, The Bar (Tickets $40)
The sun, surf and contestestants were up June 16 making for a spectacular show for Turtle Bay Resort guests chilling by the pool and Hang Ten Bar. Several contestants came out and raced in a sprint course at Kuilima Cove. Check out highlights from the first race !
And the winners are (drum roll please)…
1. Laura Birse
2. Noelle Kozak
3. Marissa Winston
What can be better than chillaxin at Hang Ten watching surfers and SUPers playing in the waves? Being out in the water yourself of course! You need to get up and play! Don’t worry Turtle Bay has the perfect solution for you… Enter the North Shore Stand Up Paddle Summer Race Series!
The summer SUP series races June – September and is hosted by Hans Hedemann Surf Center and Turtle Bay Resort.
Here’s what you need to know:
Each race is heat elimination format with 10-12 minute sprints (sweating yet?)
Each race starts at 1 pm. You can check in the day of the race at noon at Hang Ten.
$25 sign-up fee includes killer swag and a raffle ticket.
Winner’s prize purse = $1,000 !
Get ready to be the one getting the action off Hang Ten!
Here are the official race dates:
What are you waiting for!? Sign up ahead of time byclicking here! Or if you are one of those procrastinators, sign up the day of each race at noon.
Mahalo to all the volunteers and organizations that came together and made the 1st North Shore Ocean Fest a success!!!
Enjoy fun for the whole family Saturday June, 9 2012 at Turtle Bay Resort’s Bay View Lawn. There will be delicious food booths, fun arts and craft booths, educational games, movie screenings, special speakers, a silent auction, hula performances, live music and more!
The FREE event kicks off at 1p and ends with a sunset celebration at Hang Ten Bar. Parking is also free.
Donations will be accepted to help fund the newly formed North Shore Ocean Education Coalition. The coalition supports K-12 ocean education for school children and youth from Ka’a’awa to Waialua.
MISSION of the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition is to increase awareness and knowledge about the ocean, marine life and ecosystems in order to protect, restore, and manage the use of ocean resources and inspire local and global conservation.
INSPIRED by Hui O Hau’ula, a project that includes many Native Hawaiian community members, there is a strong connection with Hawaiian culture. Local Hawaiian traditions remind us of the time-honored value of kuleana (responsibility) to care for this unique, fragile place and its many resources through strong conservation and protection principles. By honoring the past and in looking to the future we know we must malama ka pae ‘aina (care for the archipelago).
NORTH SHORE EDUCATION COALITION will assist in providing curriculum, materials, hands-on, place-based learning opportunities, scientists and mentors to teach children, youth and the community to malama (care for) the ocean as the ancient Hawaiians did… which is the most important lesson we can teach. To do this, the Coalition will partner with many organizations to help protect and restore the ocean and it’s marine life and educate children, youth, the local community and visitors about traditional Native Hawaiian values, practices and traditions to ensure the sustainability of our ocean, marine life and Hawaiian culture.
NOAA Fisheries Service – Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO)
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
The Polynesian Cultural Center will be bringing together the most exciting and daring ‘ailao afi dancers from Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti and elsewhere from around the world to compete in front of live audiences for honor, for cash prizes, and for the world title. For four days these dancers will thrill you with their tremendous athletic abilities and they pit their skills, bravery, superb coordination and fire against bare skin.
The dates for this year’s championship are May 9th through May 12th and the schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 10 – 7:45 p.m. (Hale Aloha)
• Junior Pacific Division
• Senior Division Semi-Finals
• Open Group Competition
Friday, May 11 – 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Theater)
• Senior Division Finals Night One (during intermission of Ha: Breath of Life evening show)
Saturday, May 12 (Pacific Theater)
• 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Samoan Cultural High School Arts Festival
• 7:30 p.m. – Senior Division Finals Night Two and Crowning (competition during intermission of Ha: Breath of Life evening show, awards immediately following the conclusion of Ha: Breath of Life at 9:00 p.m.)
Additional information is available at www.polynesia.com. Check out this video from last year’s championship:
Your passport to adventure is waiting for you at Turtle Bay Resort! This specially created passport is your key to discovering and exploring the full range of adventures that are located right here on our over 800 acres. Inside the passport are icons representing many of the adventures that await your stay at Turtle Bay. As you participate in each adventure, your guides will mark your passport. Prizes are awarded depending on the total number of adventures you complete. Adventure Passports are available at our concierge desk and at the HeLe HuLi Adventure Center which is located near the tennis courts on the main road as you enter the resort.
Approximately once a month, one lucky family staying at Turtle Bay will receive a Golden Adventure Passport. The Golden Adventure Passport allows the family members to enjoy each of the listed adventures for free.
Director/Producer Meleanna Meyer will introduce and screen her documentary Puamama Sunday evening, April 15th at Turtle Bay Resort’sSurfer, The Bar. Doors open at 6pm. The event starts at 7pm. A full food and beverage menu will be available. The event is free.
Puamama focuses on the life and music of Irmgard Farden Aluli, one of Hawaii’s most prolific songwriters. Auntie Irmgard, as she is affectionately known, is one of 13 children in the musical Farden family. One of her most famous songs is Puamama, which is a song about the area on the island of Maui where she was born and raised. Come get a glimpse into the life of this amazing women and learn from the maker of the film. Another Hawaii Filmmakers Showcase.
Make Turtle Bay Resort’s Easter Brunch part of your family’s celebration! Selections include:
Cold Selections & Displays
Assorted Muffins, Croissants & Danishes
Assorted Sushi with Wasabi, Pickled Ginger, Daikin, Green Onion & Shoyu
Somen Noodles with Asian Sauce
Tako Poke & Ahi Poke; Tsukemono, Lomi Salmon, Poi and Seasonal Fruit Platter
Marinated Mussels, Artichoke Hearts, Mushrooms & Jicama Salad
Peel & East Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce & Lemons
Kahuku Corn Black Bean Salad & Quinoa Salad
Tofu Diamond with Grated Daikon & Dashi Wheat Bulgur
Taboullie, Sweet Peppers, Olives
Potato Macaroni Salad
Salt Crusted Steamship Round with Au Jus and Cream Horseradish
Chinese Style Whole Steamed Fish, Ginger, Garlic & Sizzling Hot Peanut Oil with a Chili Soy Butter Sauce
Peanut Oil with a Chili Soy Butter Sauce
Made to Order Omelets & Assorted Toppings
New England Clam Chowder with Sweet Bread Crouton
Kalua Pig Benedict with Choron Sauce, Sorrel Hollandaise
Rosemary Split Broiled Chicken
Scalloped Potatoes, White Rice
Bouguetiere of Fresh Garden Vegetable
Freshly Baked Rolls & Bread
Anchovy & Olive Tapenacle & Hummus, Baba Ghanoush
Edamame Hummus, Sun-dried & Pine Nut Hummus
Chocolate Decadence, Lilikoi Cheesecake, Bread Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Creme
Assorted Pies and Cakes
Cookies and Brownies
Seating times are 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm. Prices are $48 for adults, $24 for children 4-11 and children under 4 are free. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. For reservations call (808) 293-6000.
At 8:00 pm, Wednesday February 29th at Turtle Bay Resort’s newest North Shore hotspot Surfer, The Bar, Jodi Wilmott will sit down and “talk story” with one of the most accomplished and interesting water women in Hawaii’s history, Kanesa Duncan Seraphin. Best known as a world paddleboard champion, having won the prestigious 32-mile Molokai to Oahu race a stunning 8 times, Kanesa also serves as University of Hawai‘i’s Sea Grant College Program Director, heading up the Center for Marine Science Education. A $5 donation is suggested, which will be donated to Kanesa’s charity of choice.
The SeaHawaii Womens Pro at Pipeline 2012 gets underway on Wednesday, February 29th, with its opening ceremony which will be held at Turtle Bay Resort’sSurfer, The Bar, beginning at 6:00 pm. There will be a press event, a Hawaiian Blessing (prayer), a chance to get autographs from the pros and more at this opening ceremony.
At 8:00 pm the same evening at Surfer, Jodi Wilmott will sit down and “talk story” with one of the most accomplished and interesting water women in Hawaii’s history, Kanesa Duncan Seraphin. Best known as a world paddleboard champion, having won the prestigious 32-mile Molokai to Oahu race a stunning 8 times, Kanesa also serves as University of Hawai‘i’s Sea Grant College Program Director, heading up the Center for Marine Science Education. A $5 donation is suggested, which will be donated to Kanesa’s charity of choice.
This year’s SeaHawaii Womens Pro has four contests: (1) the USBA Womens Bodyboarding Pro with a $2,000.00 Purse; (2) the ASP One Star Shortboard Womens Pro with a $10,000.00 Purse; (3) the ASP Two Star Jr. Womens Pro with a $3,000.00 Purse; and (4) ASP Two Star Mens Jr. Pro with a $10,000.00 Purse.
Sunday night, February 19th, join us at the Hawaii Filmmaker’s Showcase for the showing of Get a Job. This features two of the premier entertainers of Hawaii (The Barefoot Natives). Wille K plays a former musician and now successful employment agent whose career is jeopardized when over the course of one week he repeatedly fails to find work for Merton (Eric Gilliom), a lovable local boy who surfs everyday in a spot where there are no waves (not the brightest bulb in the lot).
This movie has one multiple awards and showcases not only the beauty of Maui, but also the love and laughter of its people as well.
At Surfer, The Bar. Doors open at 6pm. Movie starts at 7pm. $10 for adults, $8 for kama’aina and $5 for children under 16. An a la carte food and beverage menu will be available
Back before there was paper. Back before there was a written language. Back to the very beginning of Hawaii, history was remembered and recorded through the art of the chant. These chants were learned from youth and practiced to old age…passing on history, culture and wisdom from generation to generation.
Sunday, February 12th, director Ruben Carillo and producer Dawn Kaniaupio will take you to a place few ever get to experience. Their movie “Mana i Ka Leo” (which translates as “the power of the voice”, will give you a rare glimpse into the history, the words, the strength and the power of “Oli”, the Hawaiian tradition of chants. This is something you will not want to miss!
$10 for adults, $5 for children at Surfer the Bar. Doors open at 6pm. Movie starts at 7pm.