From Trash to Toothbrushes

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Did you know we house a container on property for the Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii Ocean Plastics Program?!


As a partner in the Hawai‘i School Bottle Cap Collection Challenge, the Kokua Foundation and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii challenged all schools in Hawaii to participate in this special opportunity to recycle bottle caps.  As you can see the 20ft  by 40ft  container was filled with TONS of plastic bottle caps, more than 18,000 pounds to be exact!

Big mahalo to Turtle Bay employee Mark Paracuelles for helping with a very much needed forklift!

All the plastic is now heading to California. There, it will be recycled into household products like toothbrushes, razors and even kitchen products!

What are your green practices? Share them in the comment section below!


Golf for a Good Cause May 16!

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Join us for the Turtle Bay Foundation Annual Golf Fundraiser!
Friday May 16, 2014
10am – 6pm

Enjoy a good time for a good cause! The tournament is a 3-person scramble with registration at 10:00am, lunch at 11:00am and the tournament start time at 12:30 pm.

There will also be an awards event with pupus served at 5:30pm at Surfer, The Bar.

The Turtle Bay Foundation tournament provides funding for the Turtle Bay Foundation. Last year the foundation provided eight scholarships for college-bound seniors.  We also donated funds to non-profit organizations throughout the North Shore for a total contribution of $50,000.



Find Your Inner Artist at Turtle Bay

No paint? No brush? No skills? NO PROBLEM! You don’t have to be Picasso to create your own special North Shore masterpiece.   At Turtle Bay we have talented artists on hand ready to share their time, expertise and skills with you.  Just bring yourself – all of the materials are included!




Paint the Night Away with Erin Brown Delventhal
Learn the basics of painting in the company of great friends and good times. In each class we will show you step-by-step how to create your very own ISLAND INSPIRED masterpiece. Paints, Brushes, Canvas, Easel, Apron and instruction provided.

When: Thursdays at 6p

Where: Lobby Lounge

Cost: $45, sign up at the concierge

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Art After Dark with World Renowned Artist Steven Power
Turtle Bay’s The Cove Art Gallery is home to World Renowned Artist Steven Power. Drop in to check out his masterpieces and talk story with the humble artist. Private lessons are also available. Every Aloha Friday Steven presents Art After Dark, an opportunity for fans to learn how to paint. All materials are included.

When: Fridays 5:30-7p

Where: The Cove Art Gallery, located to the right of the elevators in the main lobby

Cost: $75, call (808)371-5248 to reserve your seat

*Be sure to check out the other artists featured at The Cove, including Daniela Power, Gary Reed & Lynn Boyer.

Share your art experiences on social media by tagging them @turtlebayresort & #TurtleBayResort.



96712: The Happiest Seaside Town in America (A.K.A. Hale’iwa)



Written by: Jodi Willmott

If you’ve ever visited Oahu’s Fabled North Shore and spent some time in Hale’iwa, then I ask you close your eyes for a moment and bring your favorite image to mind. If you’re like me, it might be the view from Puaena Point, looking left across teal ocean tones to the small boat harbor, then scanning to your right across the flanking range of the Waianae mountains to where they melt into the sunset at Ka’ena Point. It’s a vision that always makes me feel happy and fortunate to live here. It never gets old. And that’s why I’m voting for Hale’iwa as America’s Happiest Seaside Town in 2014. If Hale’iwa makes you happy, then I hope you’ll VOTE too.

Hale’iwa is special in every way. Its history is magnificent and I love to think back to the days when Hawaii’s royal family would come here to their summer home and play at the beach that was named after them: “Ali’i” – or “royalty“. Though many years have passed since then, the charm of this quaint country town has never faded.

For me, Haleiwa is where all three of my boys learned to surf. My 5-year-old Kamalei and 8-year-old Maika still love to charge the inside whitewater of Ali’i, while my 15-year-old Kuio has now earned his place “out the back” in the main lineup.

They all know Ali’i as my “work”, come November each year. It is the home of the first jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing – the REEF Hawaiian Pro – for which I am part of the organizing team. Every year that we pick back up with the events of the Triple Crown and visitors join us on the sands of Hale’iwa’s shore, I feel a sense of pride. It’s a place I’m proud to share. I’m as excited as the visiting fans are to watch Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, John John Florence and Mick Fanning explore Hale’iwa’s full potential as a world class surf break. It’s like it turns into a different wave in November when coupled with the unrivaled athleticism of these riders, and my sons watch on in amazement as they learn what can be done with a wave at that level.

Then there’s historic Hale’iwa “town”. While Main Street might stretch less than a mile, its many nooks punctuate my daily life:



Coffee Galllery, where my husband and I ritually visit each morning after dropping the kids to school (best latte outside of Turtle Bay lobby). Banzai Sushi, where I’m known to eat up to five times a week (read: as often as possible, because their Ahi Carpaccio is outrageous). The many art galleries, where I take Maika on a rudimentary mom tour of artistic expression from time to time. Guava, for really fun, casual fashion finds that are a perfect fit for North Shore living. BeetBox Cafe (best home cooked organic vegetarian food). And the new Julian & Coco, where I just found the most awesome Picnic backpack basket for my family’s regular sunset beach dinners, but where you can also create a once-in-a-lifetime celebration utilizing their local knowledge and expertise of the North Shore.



Hale’iwa might not have sidewalks, but that just means you can set off on your own unmarked path of adventure as you explore the town. I highly encourage you to set out and rediscover. Who knows where you’ll end up!


Let’s face it: Hale’iwa is more than a main street, a meal stop, or a beach. It’s a way of living. A happier way. The Hale’iwa zip code of 96712 stretches the “7-Mile Miracle” that is what many simply call the North Shore. From organic agriculture farms and ancient fishponds, to summer diving, winter surfing, evening dining, shell hunting, sunset watching, countryside hiking, moonlight surfing, or connecting with our easy living community, Hale’iwa is unmatched. Hale’iwa is Home… the Home of the ‘Iwa Bird, as it translates. That’s why I’m voting for it to be the Happiest Seaside Town in America. I hope you will join me: VOTE HERE  Aloha! Jodi.


Surf & Yoga Retreats You Can’t Miss!

Turtle Bay has an exciting line-up of yoga retreats coming up. Learn to become an instructor at our Wanderlust Festival Teacher Training or just find inner peace with a legendary instructor. Get ready to learn from the pros, including Pipe Master Gerry Lopez, Kate Baldwin, Jamie Sterling and more!


March 3-6, 2014

Pipe Master Gerry Lopez hosts a surf realization and yoga retreat! You will be fully hosted by Gerry- surfing, practicing yoga, dining and talking story with him. The cost is 2,850 per individual including your room at Turtle Bay Resort. If you are sharing a room with a friend the cost is $2,170 per person. For more information contact

March 31- April 26, 2014

Become a Wanderlust Festival instructor with our teacher training course. Training will be led by top-tier teacher Kate Baldwin, founder of True Union, a North Shore-based organization that spreads yoga awareness through classes and teacher trainings. This innovative program offers a 200-hour Yoga Alliance® teacher certification curriculum made up of four 50-hour weekly training modules. Students can complete the training in the month-long intensive session or take one module at a time at three Wanderlust Yoga studio locations in Austin, Tex., Squaw Valley, Calif., or Montreal, Canada; Wanderlust partner studios; and at future Wanderlust festivals, held throughout North and South America in 2014.  To sign up visit 

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April 4-12, 2014 & May 2-10, 2014
All Inclusive 7 nights – $3,540 – Based on double occupancy
Here’s what you get:

  • Surf instruction with Jamie Sterling + Free surf time
  • 2 oceanside yoga classes per day with Nadia Bonenfant + Pre-surf yoga in the morning
  • SUP Yoga workshops with Nadia
  • Talk Story with Jamie Sterling – known in Hawaii as mo’olelo, Talk Story is the tradition of personally sharing important stories to preserve them for future generations.
  • Guided local farm day trip experience All healthy meals and snacks for the duration of your stay. Where fresh means seasonal produce picked just a few minutes away; where seafood is sourced daily from local waters; and where premium meats and poultry are raised with the utmost care on small-scale Hawaii farms and ranches.
  • Guided cultural excursion with native Hawaiian adventurer Kahokule’a Haiku Access to 5 miles of coastline + 840 acres of legendary hiking trails
  • Massage or body treatment at Nalu Kinetic Spa

Visit our Camps & Retreats page for more info!


Share Aloha on Trip Advisor

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“Usually the staff is the best thing about a resort type hotel, this is true at Turtle Bay but they actually mean it.”

“The staff could not be nicer or more accommodating.”

“Make sure you visit the Hang Ten bar by the pool and talk to the bartenders who can tell you all the great things to do on the North shore.”

These are a few of the recent things guests are saying about us on Trip Advisor. If you have stayed with us on the Fabled North Shore we would love to hear from you! Please take the time to share your one-of-a-kind memories you had at Turtle Bay. We would love to hear your stories and get to know you better.


You can submit your thoughts by clicking here.  Mahalo for your time and we look forward to reading your reviews.




Ring in 2014 on the Fabled North Shore

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5:30P – 10P


Salad Selections
Hauula tomato, smoked salmon and poached Shrimp salad with dill and lemon dressing
Lobster potato Salad with lemon and Dijon mustard aioli
Olive Oil poached tuna, basil herbed fusilli salad
Thai Beef Nicoise Salad, Kolea farmed lemongrass
Roasted Grapes tossed with cilantro pesto
Wild Rice salad with cucumber, red onions, cucumbers and parsley
Quinoa, berries, and kale salad with raspberry dressing
Zucchini, green beans and mint salad with Greek yogurt
Kula Strawberry, Honeydew melon and cucumber salad
Shrimp and Crab claws with wasabi cocktail sauce
Marinated Artichoke and prosciutto salad with Sweet basil Nigiri, Maki and Inari sushi
Ahi and Nairagi Sashimi
Domestic and Imported Cheese platter
Sliced Fresh Fruit display
Kona Maine Lobster Chowder and Croissant butter rolls

Hot Selections
Sautéed Mahi Mahi with Citrus Brown butter and capers
Five Spice Seared Duck Breast with Bing cherry sauce
Steamed King Crab Legs with Drawn Butter and lemon
Oysters Rockefeller, baby spinach, maple smoked bacon
Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura with Radish Dipping Sauce
Roasted Hamakua mushroom and heirloom carrot
Ragout Yukon gold rosemary garlic and caper mashed potato
Garlic Jasmine vegetable Fried Rice

Stone Fired Pizzas 
Kale, prosciutto and Hamakua mushroom
BBQ chicken, roasted peppers, red onions and tomato

Carving Station
Roasted Hawaiian Ranchers Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine
Demi Garlic Thyme Roasted Rack of Lamb
Keawe Wood Smoked Whole Turkey

Banana Fosters and Ice cream station
Champagne Gelee with berries
Red Wine  Poached pears with strawberries
Sacher Torte Coconut Haupia Cake Lilikioi mousse parfait
Fresh Fruit Tortes
Assorted Mochi (Japanese rice cake with) Warm Bread Pudding with vanilla bean anglaise

$72 Adult, $36 child (6-12)
plus tax and gratuity

Call 808-293-6000 to book



Live music-Jai the Band and DJ Ned Roy

Champagne toast at midnight & Party favors

$30 tickets available at

21+ | 8p – 1a


Enjoy a live DJ party in the Lobby Lounge

9p –  1a


Christmas Eve & Christmas Feasts at North Shore Kula Grille


“Mele Kalikimaka is the Hawaiian way to say Merry Christmas to you!”

This Christmas Turtle Bay is giving you the gift of a clean kitchen! We have Christmas Eve dinner as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet Christmas Day! That means you don’t have to cook! Just sit back, enjoy the breathtaking views at Turtle Bay and feast on holiday cheer at our North Shore Kula Grille!

The mouthwatering menu is put together by our Executive Chef Conrad Aquino.

We hope to see you, if not…We’ll have a blue Christmas without you!




Appetizers and North Shore Farm Selections

Salad of Mixed Greens with Kauai Tomatoes and Maui Onions

Kula Baby Romaine Lettuce with Garlic Croutons and Parmesan Cheese

Lemon Basil Roasted Waialua Asparagus and Hamakua Mushroom Salad

Hoisin Barbecue Chicken and Roasted Kahuku Corn Salad

Pupukea Baby Kale and Beet Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Ka‘u Orange and Local Tangelo Caprese Salad, Kahuku Watermelon, Feta, Torn Basil and Baby Arugula with Candied Walnuts, Imported and Domestic Cheese Platter

Poke Station

Spicy Smoked Tako Poke with Spicy Aioli

Chili Pepper Ahi Poke

Sushi & Sashimi Station

Sashimi of Ahi with Hot Mustard and Soy Dipping Sauce, Julienne Cabbage and Pickled Ginger

Keawe Wood Smoked Atlantic Salmon with Caper Remoulade

Assorted Sushi: Futomaki, Nigiri and Inari Sushi


Soup of the Evening

Hawaiian Style Seafood Chowder with Island Catch, Shrimp,Crab served with Taro Buttermilk Biscuits


From the Chef’s Pan

Herb Roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus and Creamy Horseradish

Shitake Mushroom Crusted Monchong with Soy Ginger Butter Sauce and Kolea Chaya

Roasted Chicken Breast in Herb Jus with Waialua Asparagus, Sundried Hau’ula Tomato and Hamakua Mushrooms

“Kahuku Shrimp Truck Style” Garlic Shrimp with Caramelized Garlic, Capers, Parsley, Butter and Lemon

Hawaii Ranchers Beef Bolognaise with Fresh Parpadelle Noodles and Fried Maui Onions

Poached Shellfish in a Saffron, Fennel and Clam Broth

“Kalbi Style Baby Lamb Chops Grilled and served with Kim Chee Fried Rice

Garlic Mash Potatoes

Locally Sourced Sautéed Autumn Vegetables

Assortment of Stone Fired Pizzas

Steamed White Rice



Chocolate Yule Log

Red Wine Poached Pears with Pistachio Cream

Sacher Tortes and Tropical Jelly Rolls

Christmas Stolen and Holiday Fruit Cake

Macadamia Nut Tortes and Cheese Cakes

Portuguese Sweet Bread Pudding with Brandied Egg Nog Sauce

Christmas Cookies, Fudge Brownies and White Chocolate and Mac Nut Blondies

Assorted Pies and Cakes: Coconut Haupia Cake, Sunset Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Dobash and More…

$69.00 adults | $34.00 children (5-12 years old)

Taxes & Gratuity not included | Parties of 6 or more subject to 18% service charge

Reservations Required. Please call (808) 447-6632 or e-mail



North Shore Farm Selections

North Shore Baby Field Greens Salad Bar and Assorted Vinaigrettes

Taro and Sweet Potato Salad, Endive Salad with Tangerines and Kumquats

Mixed Wild Mushroom Salad with Garlic and Parsley Vinaigrette, Red Onions

Hau‘ula Tomato, Feta and Herb Salad, Roasted Pears and Bleu Cheese Salad

Orecchiette, Kahuku Corn, Pears and Shaved Manchego Cheese

Green Goddess Salad with Lemon Poached Shrimp

Fennel and Dill Cured Gravlax with Sour Cream and Lemon Zest, Shaved Prosciutto Artichoke and Waialua Asparagus, Marinated Flank Steak with Tomatoes and Onions



Assorted Dim Sum with Soy Mustard Dipping Sauce, Assorted Nigiri, Futomaki and Inari Sushi Ahi Sashimi with Soy Mustard Dipping Sauce, Chinese Style Crispy Pork and Roast Duck with Bao Buns and Hoisin Sauce and Green Onion

Seafood Raw Bar: Mussels, Clams, Crab Legs, Lobster Tails, Assorted Poke

Carving Station

Herb Roasted Turkey with Portuguese Sausage Stuffing

Kona Coffee Spiced Prime Rib Roast with Herb Jus and Horseradish Sauce Honey and

Cider Vinegar Basted Rack of Pork


Soup of the Evening

Portuguese Style Braised Ham Hock Soup with Grilled Butter Rolls


From the Chef’s Pan

Roasted Spiced Duck with Pineapple and Passion Fruit Glaze

Misoyaki Salmon with Braised Bok Choi

Braised Short Ribs with Caramelized Onions and Chestnuts, Red Onions and Tomato Relish

Keawe Wood Smoked Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Grilled Asparagus and Heirloom Carrots with Lemon Parsley Butter

Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts

Sweet Potato Au Gratin



Bananas Fosters and Strawberry Romanoff Station, Chocolate Cream Puffs and Tropical Jelly Rolls Christmas Stolen and Holiday Fruit Cake, Macadamia Nut Tortes and Cheese Cakes, Chocolate Brioche Pudding with Vanilla Bean Anglaise, Christmas Cookies, Fudge Brownies White Chocolate and Mac Nut Blondies, Assorted Pies and Cakes, Coconut Haupia Cake

Sunset Cake, Banana Cream Pie and more….

$69.00 adults | $34.00 children (5-12 years old)

Taxes & Gratuity not included | Parties of 6 or more subject to 18% service charge

Reservations Required. Please call (808) 447-6632 or e-mail


Turtle Bay Foundation Grant & Scholarship Recipients

December 10, 2013 the Turtle Bay Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants and scholarships to a total of 36 nonprofit organizations and college-bound students  on the North Shore. Below is the complete list and photos of the recipients.

Community Grants

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded grants to 29 North Shore nonprofit groups:

Bright Beginning Learning Center

Central Oahu Youth Service Association

Clover J’s 4-H Livestock Club


Friends of Kahana

Friends of Kahuku Band

Hau‘ula Community Association

Ho‘ala Aina Kupono


Hukilau Soccer Club

Imi Ike VB

Ka‘a‘awa Elementary

Kahuku Film Club

Kahuku Water Polo

Kahuku Volleyball

Ko‘olauloa Children’s Chorus

Ko‘olauloa Educational Alliance

Ko‘olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club

Lanakili Pacific

Malama Loko Ea

Malama Pupukea Waimea

Manu O Ke Kai

Partners in Development Foundation

The Private Sector (cancer care)

The Purple Van (also Private Sector)

Rainbow School Kahuku

Sustainable Coastlines

U8 Boys Soccer/FC

Waialua Robotics Program

College Scholarships

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded college scholarships to eight North Shore students:

Adora Anae

Berard Feuao

Brandee Heder

Emalia Marquardsen

Jennifer Nacapuy

Jeheryl Okala Makaiau

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Tonga Milavea

To donate to the Foundation and for more information, click here.


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Turtle Bay Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants & Scholarships


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The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants and scholarships to a total of 36 nonprofit organizations and college-bound students  on the North Shore on December 10.

This marked the inaugural presentation of financial awards by the Foundation, which was established last year to create a formal process to raise money for support of deserving nonprofits groups and college students on the North Shore, stretching from Waialua to Kaaawa. All of this year’s recipients either live on the North Shore or Ko’olauloa  or serve the needs of others living in these communities, a requirement for receiving Foundation support.

“We applaud these nonprofits for their service in making the North Shore a better place to live, and these students for their commitment to academic achievement,” said Danna Holck, a Foundation board member and Vice President and General Manager of Turtle Bay Resort. “These grants and scholarships are just a start for the Turtle Bay Foundation. We are expanding our funding resources and will continue to support groups and causes that are important to the future of North Shore communities and residents.”

Based on community feedback, the Foundation is primarily focused on supporting areas of education, job training, culture, and athletics on the North Shore.

In addition to financial support from Turtle Bay Resort, Foundation funds are raised from individual and corporate donations and special events. For example, Oakley donated $3,000 from its Hackfest Hawaii Pro-Am golf tournament held last month at Turtle Bay Resort.

Historically, Turtle Bay Resort has annually supported dozens of worthy causes benefiting North Shore residents, such as providing supplies and books to schools, feeding needy families during the holidays, and providing in-kind donations of hotel rooms, golf play, and amenities for community fundraisers.

Community Grants

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded grants to 29 North Shore nonprofit groups:

Bright Beginning Learning Center

Central Oahu Youth Service Association

Clover J’s 4-H Livestock Club


Friends of Kahana

Friends of Kahuku Band

Hau‘ula Community Association

Ho‘ala Aina Kupono


Hukilau Soccer Club

Imi Ike VB

Ka‘a‘awa Elementary

Kahuku Film Club

Kahuku Water Polo

Kahuku Volleyball

Ko‘olauloa Children’s Chorus

Ko‘olauloa Educational Alliance

Ko‘olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club

Lanakili Pacific

Malama Loko Ea

Malama Pupukea Waimea

Manu O Ke Kai

Partners in Development Foundation

The Private Sector (cancer care)

The Purple Van (also Private Sector)

Rainbow School Kahuku

Sustainable Coastlines

U8 Boys Soccer/FC

Waialua Robotics Program

College Scholarships

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded college scholarships to eight North Shore students:

Adora Anae

Berard Feuao

Brandee Heder

Emalia Marquardsen

Jennifer Nacapuy

Jeheryl Okala Makaiau

Stream Goo

Tonga Milavea

To donate to the Foundation and for more information, click here.

Turtle Bay Benchmarked for Surf Sustainability Certification

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Since 2009, Turtle Bay has focused on sustainability and green practices. We know our actions today will help shape the future of the Fabled North Shore.

We are proud to announce we were recently Benchmarked for STOKE Certification by the Center for Surf Research and STOKE Surf. STOKE (Sustainable Tourism Operators Kit for Evaluation) Surf is the world’s first sustainability certification program to cater specifically to the surf tourism industry. STOKE Surf evaluates surf tourism operators based on 150 metrics adapted from the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria as well as best practice sustainability standards in the surf tourism industry.

Turtle Bay continues to strive towards improvement. We continue to work towards our sustainability goal, including a current green roof project and installation of a photovoltaic system.

For a complete list of our green accomplishments, click here.


For more information on our partner the Center for Surf Research, click here.


Turtle Bay Has ALL The Fixings This Thanksgiving!

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We’re thankful for another amazing year on the Fabled North Shore! What are you thankful for?

Our 2nd Annual North Shore 5k Turkey Trot begins at 7:30a. You can get all the information by clicking here.

Here’s something to be thankful for, a relaxing Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving let us take care of all the work! We have several options to help you have a relaxing and stress-free holiday! Allow us to cook your Thanksgiving feast for you to take home, enjoy our all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving Buffet or dine in any of our restaurants and savor our holiday menus.

Click here to check out our Thanksgiving offerings.

From our Turtle Bay Ohana to yours,  Happy Thanksgiving! ALOHA

Discover North Shore November 16


If you love food, music or fashion you don’t want to miss our first-ever Discover North Shore event at Turtle Bay Resort!

We have Fiji, Ooklah the Moc, Nesian Nine and Josh Sharpe taking the stage.

For all you foodies: we have local farmers teaming up with North Shore chefs to bring you the freshest dishes!
The onolicious (very delicious) pairings include: Pupukea Gardens with Ke Nui Kitchen; Small Kine Farms with Tita’s Grill, Green Growers Farms with Ola; Twin Bridges Farms with North Shore Kula Grille; Kahuku Farms with Kahuku Farms Café; Waihuena Farms with The Beet Box and Kolea Farms with North Shore Kula Grille.

There will also be local artists and a fashion show to enjoy.

Here’s what you need to know:
Discover North Shore is Saturday, November 16th
3pm- 9pm
The event is free! However, the concert portion with Fiji and the after party are ticketed events with cover charges ($25 for the concert, $75 VIP)

Purchase your concert tickets here

Spend the night at Turtle Bay! Check out our special Discover North Shore Package here

For more information, check out

We’ll see you at the fun event!


Vans Triple Crown 2013 – The Super Bowl of Surfing

Vans Triple Crown: Billabong Pipe Masters 2012. Photo: Duncan MacFarlane

Vans Triple Crown: Billabong Pipe Masters 2012.
Photo: Duncan MacFarlane


Vans Triple Crown – The Super Bowl of Surfing
November 12- December 20

It’s one of our favorite times of the year again – The Vans Triple Crown! We like to say it is the Super Bowl of surfing, because that’s exactly what it is. It brings the world’s best surfers to the Fabled North Shore. The excitement surrounding the event is as strong as the monstrous surf the contestants face-off in.  Turtle Bay is proud to be a sponsor and offer guests a behind the scenes and front-row seat to the contest.

We have special rates and packages for those coming out for the Vans Triple Crown.

Reef Hawaiian Pro 2012 Photo: ASP/ Cestari

Reef Hawaiian Pro 2012
Photo: ASP/ Cestari

Photo: Duncan MacFarlane

Photo: Duncan MacFarlane


Turtle Bay will also be providing a shuttle to and from the event for those who don’t want to deal with limited parking and traffic.

Shuttle runs only on days event is ON. Check in at North Shore Watershed daily at 8:30am for event details.

Reef Hawaiian Pro: Haleiwa Nov 12-23
$15 One Way
$25 Round Trip

Vans World Cup: Sunset Beach Nov 24- Dec 6
$10 One Way
$20 Round Trip

Billabong Pipe Masters: Pipeline Dec 8-20
$10 One Way
$20 Round Trip

Pickup from Turtle Bay: 7:45a, 10:30a, 12pm

Pickup from Vans Triple Crown Event: 11am, 2:30pm, 4pm

For more information, check out The Vans Triple Crown official site

Celebrating 30 Years of the Pupukea Marine Life Conservation

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Malama Pupukea-Waimea celebrates 30 years

The celebration is November 16th, 9a – 2p at Shark’s Cove

The organization has been fulfilling its mission through the years: Working to replenish and sustain the natural and cultural resources of the Pupukea and Waimea Ahupua’a for present and future generations through active community stewardship, education, and partnerships.

The 30th Anniversary celebration will have educational booths, tide pool tours, activities, entertainment and more!

For more information contact Director of Educational Programs Jenny at or visit their website :

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Halloween 2013 on the Fabled North Shore

Here’s a list of all the spooktacular happenings this Halloween on the Fabled North Shore of Oahu.
*Some events are not on Halloween

Haunted Chapel 2013

Haunted Chapel Turtle Bay Resort, Kuilima Point
Saturday, October 26
Enjoy treats, bouncers for the kids, a haunted chapel, pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving contest*!
Free (Bring a canned good to enter the Haunted Chapel)
*Please bring your pumpkins already carved for the contest


Chance’em Halloween Costume Party
Turtle Bay Resort, Surfer The Bar
Saturday October 26

Costume Contest, Surfboard Raffle, Giveaways and more!


Halloween All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore Kula Grille
Saturday, October 26
$57 a person
Mouthwatering Menu:
Appetizers and Salads
Salad of Mixed greens with Kula tomatoes and Maui Onion
Romaine lettuce with garlic croutons and parmesan cheese
Roasted Waialua Asparagus and Hamakua Mushroom salad
Barbecue chicken and roasted Kahuku corn salad
Pupukea Baby kale and beet salad with raspberry vinaigrette
Kau and local tangelo caprese salad
Watermelon, feta and torn basil
Chili pepper ahi poke
Futo Maki and Inari sushi
Imported and Domestic Cheese platter

Soup du jour
Hawaiian Style seafood chowder with island catch, shrimp, crab and dryland taro

Carving Station 
Hawaiian Salt Rubbed Prime Rib of beef, au jus and horseradish sauce
Alaskan Snow Crab legs with Kula signature garlic butter

Misoyaki Butterfish with soy ginger sauce and Kolea Chaya
“Kahuku shrimp truck style” Garlic Shrimp
Roasted Chicken Breast with Waialua asparagus and hamakua mushrooms
Garlic and Kim chee fried rice with Maui style Portuguese sausage
Grilled Kalbi Style NZ lamb chops

Kabocha and maple whipped Potatoes
Grilled Kahuku corn with chipotle chili butter

Portuguese sweet bread pudding with warm vanilla bean sauce
Chefs Halloween Assortment of fresh pies, cakes, brownies and cupcakes


Haunted Zombie Hayride
Gunstock Ranch, Laie Hawaii
October 25, 26 & 28

A 25 minute hayride with zombies around every corner!
$20 per person
More info:


Family Fall Festival
Kawailoa Ranch, Haleiwa
Thursday, October 31

No admission fee
An alternative Halloween Event for Entire Family.
Keiki Carnival with rides, games, rock climbing & more. Wear your costumes.  Brought to you by NSCF & The Mission.

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Ghouls and Goblins Surf Jam
 Turtle Bay Resort, Hang Ten Bar
Thursday, October 31

$5 to compete
Wear your costume! It’s a freaky, fun, free-for-all surf session off Hang Ten Bar!
Competitor Briefing: 3:45p
Contest: 4-5:30p
Awards: 6p

Prizes awarded by category:

Upside down turtle, coffin pose, One foot wonder, Hang Ten Dye Trying, Most in Character (Mens + womens+ groms), Boogie backwards and more!

Prizes from Maui Jim, Martin Co., Beats by Dre, Watershot, GoPro, Quiksilver, Chance’m , North Shore WaterShed, VANS and many more!

Check out our facebook event:



Beach of the Dead
Turtle Bay Resort, Surfer The Bar
Thursday, October 31

9p -2a
Wear your costumes. Beach Wear suggested.
DJ Baumer spinning
$10 with costume, $15 without
21+ only

If we missed any events please comment them below!  Have a safe and spooktacular Halloween!







Turtle Bay Ambassador Kai Lenny Wins Stand Up World Championship

kai SUP

Congratulations to our Ambassador Kai Lenny who won the Stand Up World Series for a second year!  Kai Lenny (Naish) from Maui went into the Final day of competition behind: a disappointing 4th place finish in the long distance created even more of a challenge for him to defend his World Title, as Connor Baxter (Starboard), had the points advantage from the events leading into the Finals, as well as a 3rd place in the long distance race on Day 1.

kai lenny congrats

After an incredible year on the World Series, the World Championship Title goes to Annabel Anderson (Starboard) from New Zealand, who despite being unable to compete at the World Series Finals due to injury, had done enough through the year to secure her second World Title, and was present here fo the close of the season to claim her second World Championship crown. For more highlights, recaps, full results  check out

Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay Oct. 11-13

Photo: Hank Foto

Photo: Hank Foto

The Stand Up World Series Finals take place at Turtle Bay Oct. 11-13. The resort will be an arena for guests, North Shore residents and fans to enjoy the action packed finals and witness who gets crowned at 2013’s SUP Champions.

The finals are broke into a Long distance from Turtle Bay to Haleiwa on Saturday and sprint races Sunday. The long distance race is nearly 13 miles and covers the entire seven mile miracle of surf breaks and some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. Sunday’s Sprint Race course has been described as the ultimate arena for the sport, where technical sprint racing meets the surf zone for one of the most dynamic and spectator friendly spectacles in the sport, all within feet of the Hang Ten Pool Bar at Turtle bay. Adopting the World Series Heat Elimination format, the Sprint Racing will be greeted with a decent swell this year that will once again provide a show like none other for the final day of action here at the World Series Finals, presented by Amp Energy. The course is a simple triangle course, with the opening leg out through the channel, a turn buoy towards the point and then a final turn that takes the athletes through the surf zone and into the finish.

Men Contenders include Turtle Bay’s Ambassador and SUP World Tour Champion Kai Lenny, Connor Baxter, Casper Steinfath, Zane Schweitzer, Mo Freitas, Jake Jensen, Kody Kerbox, Eric Terrien, Andrew Logreco, Noa Ginella (Naish), Riggs Napoleon (Naish) and many more. The Ladies include: Annabel Anderson, Angela Jackson, Olivia Piana and more. Besides racing there are events at Surfer, The Bar and even a free clinics with Kai Lenny at Turtle Bay. For more information check out or the official event site:

Benefit at Surfer, The Bar For Surf Instructor Battling Cancer

Buttons Sept 7th

Saturday September 7th  we’re helping North Shore Surf Instructor Buttons fight the good fight with a benefit at Surfer, The Bar.

Buttons is currently battling lung cancer.  Buttons has been a North Shore icon for years and has introduced thousands to the awesome sports of surfing and SUP, Always with ALOHA.  Now it’s time for us to share our aloha with him.

Please join us for live music from 8p -12a.

If you can’t make it to the event you can still help out by donating online by clicking here.

Mahalo for your kokua and we hope you can drop in Surfer, The Bar for the event!

Epic Line-Up for Our Talk Story Series at Surfer The Bar

Surfer, The Bar

Guest Blogger: Jodi Willmott

Aloha! I’m excited to invite you along on our next wave of Talk Story! It’s a “Talk Story+ Film” initiative and includes some of the most impressive characters I’ve met throughout my years working with boardsports around the world. From Shaun Tomson, to Clyde Aikau and street skating legend Rodney Mullen – all of our upcoming guests have pursued their dreams with a passion and done great things along the way. I know you will find them as inspiring as I do!! I hope you can join us in person. If not, then be sure to catch up with these guests LIVE on the web, or after the fact, at .

I’m also proud that for the past two years 100% of our door donations have gone to support amazing non-profit organizations right here in Hawaii, as chosen by our guest speakers. Great stories for great causes.

Door donation of $10 goes to a local non-profit/education groups selected by the Speaker. 

Our 6-week Fall Talk Story + Film block takes place Wednesday nights, 7:30pm, from Sept. 4 through Oct. 9 at Surfer The Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. Hear the stories and watch the films of world renowned talent.

100% of ticket sales to charity. TICKETS $10 advance purchase.


Here’s the line-up

9/4: Shaun Tomson + Bustin’ Down The Door.


1977 world champion surfer, Pipeline Master, film producer & author, South Africa’s Shaun Tomson remains surfing’s consummate professional after more than 30 years. In the winter of 1975, Shaun was a key player of the revolutionary Bustin’ Down the Door era on Oahu’s North Shore. He went on to produce an Award Winning film about that momentous time in surfing that changed the course of the sport forever. Shaun’s own story is one of success, optimism, inspiration and leadership. View trailer here.

Ticket sales to Surfrider Foundation. Buy Tickets here

9/11: Derek Hoffmann & Mike Prickett + Fiberglass & Megapixels.



Multi award-winning film Fiberglass & Megapixels sheds light on the highly specialized and competitive occupations of surf photographers and surf cinematographers. What does it take to capture the stunning and mercurial imagery of surfing at the sport’s ultimate arena and proving ground of Oahu’s North Shore? Produced and directed by brothers Derek & Craig Hoffmann, Derek will be joined by internationally acclaimed underwater cinematographer Mike Prickett to talk story and present the film. Let them take you behind the camera and into the rarely shared world of surfing’s top lensmen. View trailer here. Buy Tickets here

9/18: Clyde Aikau/Paul Taublieb + Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau.

Eddie Aikau is a Hawaiian hero: pioneer big-wave rider, lifeguard, peacemaker, traditional voyager. His closest friend and lifeguard partner through his life was his youngest brother Clyde Aikau. Clyde will join film producer Paul Taublieb to talk about Eddie’s life, spirit, achievements and ultimate contributions that went far beyond big wave riding and deep into the heart of Hawaiian culture to make him a hero. View trailer here.

Ticket sales to The Eddie Aikau Foundation. Buy Tickets here

9/25: Don King + Beautiful Son.
World class cinematographer, film director & photographer, Don King’s outstanding ocean cinematogaphy has been featured in well-known films like Pirates of the Carribean, The Living Sea, The Descendents, & Soul Surfer. Yet his most valued personal contribution has been his own film Beautiful Son – a story of Don & wife Julianne’s efforts to heal their autistic son, Beau. The film received Best Documentary and Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Hawaii International Film Festival. View trailer here.

Ticket sales to Hawaii Autism Foundation. Buy Tickets here

10/2: Doug Walker + The Lost & Found Collection.

In 2007, Doug Walker attended a flea market in Los Angeles & discovered several boxes containing 30,000 black & white surfing negatives. They turned out to be some of the most famous and important images in surfing, captured by leading photographers of their time. In his film, Doug sets out to find the photographers and the surfers captured in those iconic images, and discovers there’s a much bigger story that needs to be told. View trailer here.

Ticket sales to Follow The Light Foundation. Buy Tickets here

10/9: Rodney Mullen “The Godfather of Street Skating” + Bones Brigade.
When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the ’80s, they reinvented not only their sport but themselves, too, as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in their field. Rodney Mullen, a vital member of the Bones Brigade team set off on a path that would redefine the way a skateboard could be ridden. He went on to found World Industries skateboards, and was 2002 Skater of the Year. Today he is known as the “Godfather of Street Skating”. Go deeper into Rodney’s story and then watch the critically acclaimed movie Bones Brigade. View trailer here. Charity to be announced. Buy Tickets here


Aloha, Jodi

Nalu (Wave) Therapy

Turtle Bay's Nalu Kinetic is one of three spas in the nation to have the amazing treatment.

Turtle Bay’s Nalu Kinetic is one of three spas in the nation to have the amazing treatment.

The WaveMotion Table is making waves at Turtle Bay Resort’s Nalu Kinetic Spa.

We have bragging rights. We are the ONLY spa in Hawaii with the amazing technology AND one of three in the whole nation. The Nalu (Wave)Therapy treatment is one-of-a-kind and great for athletes in need of a tune up or just about anyone with tight muscles that could use an extra deep stretch. Think mommies who constantly have a tot on their hips, athletes, runners – anyone!

It makes sense to offer such an extensive treatment at Turtle Bay Resort. We’re located on the fabled North Shore AKA The surf capitol of the world. Pro Surfers call Turtle Bay home during the winter months and they can benefit from the intense treatment.

One surfer who tried out Nalu Therapy says he felt like he was getting a warm-up for a surf session. This is not a treatment to put you to sleep, but to invigorate and revitalize you.

But don’t just take our word for it. Watch the video of The WaveMotion Table in action, or better yet, jump on it and try it out yourself. You won’t regret it and we’re sure your body will thank you.

Call Nalu Kinetic Spa at (808) 447-6868 to book your treatment today.

Treatments cost $165 (60 min) and $225 (90 min)
Click here to view the full menu


Check Out The 2013 Haleiwa Arts Festival July 20-21


You don’t have to be an art enthusiast to enjoy the Haleiwa Arts Festival!  There is fun for the whole family, including live entertainment, food vendors and a children’s arts and crafts tent.

Artists from all walks of life and backgrounds are on display. You can expect to see paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery and other crafts at the event. Another cool thing about the event is you get to talk story with the artists and hear the story behind their masterpieces.


Here’s what you need to know:

WHAT: Haleiwa Arts Festival

WHEN: July 20 -21 (Saturday 10am-6pm) (Sunday 10am-5pm)

WHERE: Haleiwa Beach Park in Haleiwa


For more information, check out the Haleiwa Arts Festival’s official site


Bidding Aloha to Pulu The Surfer Dog (1999-2013)

Guest Blogger: Rocky Canon (Pro Surfer, Turtle Bay Surf Instructor, Pulu’s Best Friend)

Pulu (born in December 1999) was a Pit-Lab  mix who loved his master and loved the ocean.  As a pup, he would follow me out surfing to the breaking waves!  Crazy loyal.  I would have to paddle back to the beach and tie him to a rock or a tree.

He had an older brother, Opio(born in Oct. 1997), an Aussie cattle dog, Border Collie mix that would stay by my towel and did not need a leash to do so.  Pulu couldn’t help himself, so for the first several months he had to be tied up next to Opio.

Then came the day I borrowed my friend’s tandem board to entertain some nieces and nephews at the beach.  Of course Opio & Pulu joined us.  Both dogs loved to swim, but it was Pulu that clamored up onto the board, took his position at the bow, and off into the surf we went.  He caught his first wave at just over 1 years old!

We caught the attention of Crazy Shirts, who featured us on their back cover (a $300 one day job), as well as Nikon Camera (a 2 day $1000 job) and Maui Jim, which Pulu had to surf with a female model.  That was his first and only experience being on a board with someone else, it paid $150, and from what I hear, Pulu did awesome.  We figured it would be best without me around to limit his distraction.

Pulu & Opio went with me everywhere:  to work as a Honolulu C&C lifeguard, to beach parties, and to my every surf session, waiting for me on the beach (as a professional surfer, I surfed almost every day). Pulu even jumped off Waimea rock with me more than a dozen times!  They lived a charmed North Shore Dog life.

Two years ago, while working at Turtle Bay teaching surfing, I thought it would be fun to show our guests how Pulu surfed, and thought that most would enjoy seeing a dog on a surfboard.  He needed a uniform to work, so we got him a wetsuit and Hans Hedemann Surf School rash guard to wear, and he took to it very well.  He was requested to come along during surf and SUP lessons, one time a guest bought him his own chicken tender plate at the Hang 10 Bar.  He scored tons of French fries and has made so many new friends.  He has opened the door for my new surf dog Hina.

Putting him to rest Friday July 12, 2013 was the hardest thing I’ve done to date, and I miss him so very much.  I know it was just as hard for him to see me for the last time on this earth, if not harder, because he was so crazy loyal.  I know he’s with Opio up there and they’re waiting for me.

Pulu & Opio had a very loving family environment and we would like to thank Turtle Bay & the Hans Hedemann Surf School for showing extra special love to Pulu in these last couple of years, absolutely legendary.  Mahalo.  - Rocky Canon


Some of our favorite memories of Pulu at Turtle Bay
Christmas 2012
Pulu inspired all ages! As one guest said before his surf lesson , “If Pulu can surf, I can do it!”

Hanging out by the Hans Hedemann Surf School

Pulu helping Rocky with a surf lesson at Turtle Bay

Quality BFF Time at Turtle Bay

Aloha Oe Pulu

John Cruz Drops In Surfer, The Bar August 2nd!


One of our dear friends happens to be one of Hawaii’s best musicians of all time, and he’s coming to the Fabled North Shore Saturday August 2nd!

We’re talking about John Cruz.

The Grammy Awardee was named the Best Singer Songwriter by Hawaii Magazine in 2008. This well-earned reputation became even more solidified when he released his long-awaited second album, One of These Days in 2007. It debuted firmly at #1 in Hawaii, #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #6 on the Billboard World Chart.  The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts gave the CD its highest honor in 2008, by awarding John the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Contemporary Album of the Year. Honolulu Magazine named the album one of the “Top 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century” in 2012.

Don’t miss him live at Surfer, The Bar August 2nd at 9p! Tickets are only $15! 21+

Click here to reserve your spot!

Celebrate July 4 at Turtle Bay !

July 4th come celebrate Independence Day with us at Turtle Bay Resort! We have fun for the whole family!

Our gates open at 12p.

Live entertainment will be provided by John Cruz, Typical Hawaiians, Kapena and more!

There will be activities for the kids to enjoy.

Food vendors will be there as well as a Primo Beer Garden.

Here are the vendors:

Can Do Catering Shrimp Plate

Cholos Mexican Food

Flo’s Kitchen Pancit, Pork Adobo, Chicken Adobo, Pork Adobo Rice, Pinakbet, Kalua Pork Cabbage, Teriyaki Chicken, Pop Corn Chicken, BBQ Pork on the Stick, Turkey Vegetable and Banana Lumpia, Sweet Rice Cake, Tapioca Cups, LauLau

Flower Fair Shrimp Won Tons, Crystals, Charms and Flags

Fro Baby Hot Dogs Hot Dogs, Hats & T-Shirts

Hula Shrimp Co.    Ahi Salad, Chicken Salad, Guava Chicken, Pulehu Steak, Seared Ahi, Crusted Ahi, Guava Ribs, Plantation Iced Tea

Imu Style Kalua Pig, Lomi Salmon & Chicken Long Rice plate, Stew Luau Plate

Leonard’S Malasadas)   Malasadas

Lickety Split Ice Cream Products

Maui’s Finest Bone Carver Wood Crafts

NS Watershed TBR Merchandise

Odyssey Grill Gyros, Falafels

Ono Empanadas Beef & Chicken Empanadas

Papa Dogs (Trailor) Hot Dogs

Sika Family Fried Chicken Plate, Teri Burgers with Chips

Surfing the Nations Coffee, Acai Bowls, Smoothies, Shirts, Mugs

Uncle Panko’s Cotton Candy, Otai Drink, Poke ,Bottled Water, Soda, Musubi, Fried Rice, Fried Noodles, Saimin, Baked Goods, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Cold Coconuts, Spam Bowl, Pop Corn, Fresh Juices

Tita’s Grill Kalbi, Beef Stew, Roast Pork, Garlic Chicken


The North Shore Kula Grille will be having a special 4th of July Buffet
$33 per person.  An ala carte menu is also available.

You can get more information on Turtle Bay’s 4th of July festivities by visiting our website.

Happy Independence Day and see you there!


Vote For Turtle Bay Resort in #SocialMadness Contest

Turtle Bay is on a mission to make a difference and YOU can help.

We are currently competing in Social Madness and have made it to the second round! If we win, we will be giving $10k to The Hawaii Food Bank!

Click here to vote for Turtle Bay.

We are in the large category and you can vote once a day. Mahalo for your support. Let’s help feed Hawaii’s hungry together!

Stay connected with us on social media!

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Show Us How You Play Turtle Bay & Win!!

Show us how you #PlayTurtleBay and you could win a 2 night stay, massage for 2, activity for 2 and dinner for 2 at The North Shore Kula Grille!

Here’s the details:
Entering is easy. Simply install the free Instagram application on your phone, create an account, and follow @Turtlebayresort.

Once you’re ready to submit, add the hashtag #PlayTurtleBay to your photo and upload to Instagram – it’s that easy.

One weekly winner will be chosen randomly every week. A grand prize winner will also be chosen randomly. Five favorites will be chosen by a panel of Turtle Bay Resort judges.

Not visiting us during the contest? No worries! We are accepting throwbacks! So throw your favorite Turtle Bay Resort photos at us on Instagram! ( For those of you new to Instagram, a throwback is an old photo you took at Turtle Bay. Just upload it to your phone and post it on instagram! )

Grand Prize: 2 night stay at Turtle Bay w/ spa for two, one activity for two, dinner for two at Kula Grille. (1 Randomly chosen)
Weekly Prizes: Turtle Bay Shirt OR Hat (1 Randomly Chosen per week)
Turtle Bay Favorites: One free activity of choice for two and dinner for two at Kula Grille (5 chosen by a panel of 5 judges. These will also be determined by the number of “likes” their photos get on instagram, so be sure to share your photo on twitter and facebook to get support from your friends and increase your chances of winning.)
Exploring all 840 acres Turtle Bay has to offer and snapping away on your phone could drain you, so be sure to stop at Surfer, The Bar or The North Shore Kula Grille to unwind with a drink and epic meal. Simply show your #PlayTurtleBay instagram contest submission and we’ll give you and INSTADEAL- $5 off your purchase of $10 or more at Surfer, The Bar and 10% off your bill at The North Shore Kula Grille!
It’s easy to enter!

1 Download the Instagram application to your smartphone.
2 Follow Turtlebayresort on Instagram
3 Tag @Turtlebayresort and hashtag your photo with #playturtlebay
4 Get an Instadeal of $5 off a $10 minumum purchase at Surfer, The Bar or 10% off your bill at North Shore Kula Grille by proving your submission


Official Rules

Join us for the 2nd Annual Ocean Fest June 1

Join us for the 2nd annual North Shore Ocean Fest at Turtle Bay!

When: Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Hours: 12:00 PM  – 6:00 PM

Where: Turtle Bay Resort, Bay View Beach

This event is FREE and open to the public!

The 2013 North Shore Ocean Fest will be the 2nd annual fundraiser for the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition. This fundraiser will gain support for K-12 marine education and ocean awareness for school children and their families from Ka’a’awa to Waialua.

This year’s Ocean Fest will include:  a Poster-Art, Poetry, and Short-Story Contest with awards for children K-12 (see below for contest packet and contest guidelines), Educational booths, Ocean Speakers, Films, a Silent Auction, Keiki activities, Wyland fine art posters, Food, Vendor booths, Music/Hula, and more! Please bring your family and friends to benefit our keiki.

Theme: “Malama i Ke Kai” – Protect the Ocean.

For more information visit the official website by clicking here>>

Pa’akai – Fresh Sea-to-Table Restaurant Starts Cooking


Inamona Crusted Scallops, Kahuku Corn Relish, Pipikaula, Avocado Puree & Macadamia Nut Chili Oil

Pa’akai is officially open and serving up fresh, sea-to-table dishes.  Pa’akai means “sea salt” in Hawaiian. The Restaurant’s menu highlights the best in fresh local fish, farm-raised lobster, Kauai prawns, sea asparagus, seaweed and sea salt produced in Hawaii.

Signature dishes include the pan-seared kampachi with roasted butternut squash, grilled crimini mushrooms and an apple daikon vinaigrette; as well as the Inamona–crusted scallops with avocado puree, Kahuku corn and pipikaula relish with macadamia nut chili oil.

The menu also includes offerings such as the Kona coffee-rubbed New Zealand lamb rack with truffle mash and an elderflower and blackberry reduction, as well as a Hawaiian ranchers rib eye steak with fingerling potatoes.

Craving something sweet? Desserts include a warm caramelized apple banana chocolate lumpia with coconut sauce, and a Waialua chocolate soufflé with Ka‘u macadamia nut sauce. The restaurant also features a full bar with signature cocktails and an array of appetizers, including selections from a seafood “treasure chest.”

Pa‘akai has a contemporary, ocean-inspired ambiance of cool blues and natural fixtures, flexible seating for 110 guests, and an area for nightly live entertainment from renowned local artists.

Pa’akai is open for dinner Tuesday- Saturday, 5:30p-10p. Reservations are recommended.
Reserve your seat by the sea  (808) 293-6000 or by clicking here.


Nalu Kinetic Spa and The Oakley Store Open

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!