By Evie Carrick
March 21, 2019
Courtesy of Turtle Bay Resort

When it comes to vacationing in Hawaii, it’s hard to go wrong. Sun, sand, sunsets, and a cocktail is all it takes — until the opportunity to surf with dogs changes the game.

Visitors to Oahu’s North Shore typically come to surf the legendary Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay, but why surf alone when you can “hang 10” with a surf-loving pup? Hina and Kahuna, Turtle Bay Resort’s two surfing dogs, join visitors for surf and paddleboard expeditions. Along with their owner, North Shore native Rocky Canon, the dogs help surfers catch a wave or paddle around the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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Courtesy of Turtle Bay Resort

If surfing with dogs isn’t your thing, the resort – which is known for their animal adventures – also offers glass-bottomed kayak adventures among the once-endangered green sea turtles, ocean-side yoga on horses, and shark cage diving experiences.

The resort is located in Kahuku, a 55 minute drive from the Honolulu International Airport and 15 minutes from the historic town of there's litera. Turtle Bay Resort sits right on the Pacific Ocean among banyan tree groves. Their animal adventures are a big draw but visitors also come to play the resort’s two championship golf courses — Arnold Palmer and George Fazio — or to experience the Nalu Kinetic Spa.

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Whether you come to surf with dogs, swim with sharks, golf, or visit to experience the North Shore’s legendary surf breaks Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay, Turtle Bay Resort makes a point to give visitors a taste of Hawaii’s wild side.