Surfing & SUP
Surfing and Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga
O'ahu's North Shore is famous for its surfing, so it is a given that we would offer our Wanderlust O'ahu guests the chance to get on a surfboard while they are visiting Turtle Bay. In the winter, the majority of beaches along the North Shore are known to be for the experts, but Turtle Bay is one of the only protected areas where beginner and intermediate surfers and paddlers can still get in the water, so this is a great opportunity for those of you who have always wanted to hang ten to get a great foundation in our lessons.
Your Sage (4-day) or Seeker (3-day) ticket will include one surfing class, as well as a surf board rental for the entire duration of your stay at #WLOAHU. We will be offering classes for all levels of surfers, and teachers will include Rochelle Ballard, Eoin Finn, as well as the expert teachers at the Hans Hedemann Surfing School, including Hans Hedemann himself. For those who want to try more than one surfing lesson, they can book directly with the HH Surf school.
We are also offering our crazy-popular Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga classes at Wanderlust O'ahu for $25, which gets you your paddleboard rental in addition to the Paddleboard Yoga instruction. We are excited to have these outstanding SUP Yoga teachers on our roster: Jenn Perell, Gillian Gibree, Malia Hill and Melissa Longfellow. Please check the scheduler here for dates and times of classes - and make sure to follow through and click this link to pay for this premium programming in order to reserve your spot! (The $25 surcharge includes your board rental, transportation - if required due to high surf - and 90 minutes of instruction.)
Turtle Bay Surf History
Ancient legends, chants and songs speak of long-ago Hawaiians riding ferocious waves on Oahu’s North Shore at places like Sunset Beach (Paumalu), Waimea Bay and even Pua’ena. They created a path that generations of surfers have followed to what is now known as the ‘Mecca’ of surfing: the North Shore.
Not as long ago, but still before the hotel ever existed at Turtle Bay (pre-1972) surfers would occasionally venture beyond the legendary surf breaksto ride less-crowded ‘secret spots,’ surf breaks that can be found along the shores of Turtle Bay. The hotel was also the Headquarters for professional surfing’s earliest days when the Duke Kahanamoku Hawaiian Surfing Classic wasthehappening surf event in the world. Today, each winter, the world’s best converge upon the North Shore for a full season of world class competition and celebrations.
As the only resort setting on the North Shore, in the heart of the most famous stretch of surf and sand in the world, Turtle Bay Resort is the ideal base camp for anyone looking to enjoy the ocean, first-time or professional waterman.
Nestled within 880 acres of largely untouched land, Turtle Bay is the place to get away, but still be within reach of all the action and excitement of the North Shore’s “7-mile miracle.” Locals explain it best: The neighbor island experience without the plane flight.