Following our series of what we love about the North Shore of Oahu….Turtles, turtles, turtles everywhere! When taking a surfing lesson or Stand Up Paddle Board on the North Shore of Oahu you will be sure to see turtles basking in the sun, swimming in the surf or cruising down the Anahulu Stream all the while popping there adorable turtle heads up to say hi. It’s hard to not stop teaching a surfing lesson if just for a moment to say hi back to our precious green friends. I call it TADD…Turtle Attention Deficit Disorder and have named all the turtles on the North Shore Nemo. Why did I name them all Nemo? Because I can!
Surfing of course is number one! But we all knew that.
1. Watching the sunset over the waves in the month of November
2. Watching green sea turtles swimming around while you surf, swim, dive or walk on the beaches of the North Shore
3. Watching the final day of the Pipe Masters or the Quick Silver in Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay.
4. Jumping off the rock at Waimea Bay
5. Paddling up the Anahulu River
6. Having a party on the beach at night with your friends
7. Watching kids jump off the Anahulu Bridge
8. Running in the sand – great way to stay in shape for surfing
9. Hunting for shells on the beach – you may be blessed and find a Sunrise shell
10. Breathing in the fresh ocean air!
Teaching young children to surf is one of the North Shore Surf Girls favorite things to do. Recently, we took Ms. Kekai on her first trip on a surf lesson board up the Anahulu River on the North Shore of Oahu for a SUP lesson. Way cute! The picture below says it all!
More important then being cute is the self esteem children develop when learning to surf or paddle at such a young age. It’s a gift that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.