Talk Story Series

[ Talk Story Series ]

Talk Story, known in Hawaii as mo’olelo, is the tradition of personally sharing important stories to preserve them for future generations.

Surfing is full of colorful, charismatic and creative characters whose contributions to the world span far beyond the waves. Surf Talk Story, held every Wednesday night (seasonal)  at Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer The Bar, brings surfing’s legends and their tall but true tales directly to you, as they are told to host Rocky Canon.

Door donation of $5 goes to a local non-profit/education groups selected by the Speaker.


Talk Story with Elia Herman
When: April 30th 8pm Doors open at 6pm
Cover: $5 Donation to the Hawaii Conservation Alliance Foundation
Elia Herman manages the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary for the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and heads DLNR’s marine protected species program, providing leadership and direction on a range of marine resource management issues. Born and raised in Honolulu, Elia studied humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins locally before gaining national experience on marine conservation issues at National Geographic, as a Legislative Fellow to U.S. Representative Lois Capps, and as manager of the Global Conservation Initiative at Pew Charitable Trusts. Elia earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and master’s degree in coastal environmental management from Duke University.

Talk Story with Jamie Sterling & Nadia Bonenfant
When: May 7, 8pm
Cover: $5 donation to charity
Jamie – Born and raised on the North Shore of O’ahu in Hawaii. A professional big wave surfer since the age of 16, he travels the world in search of the biggest waves. Jamie obtained the Big Wave World Champion title for 2010-2011. With a strong dedication to his sport, he is the first to share how much goodness and focus Yoga and Crossfit brings into his surfing and everyday life. His global connections in the surf industry as well as his innate passion for the ocean allow him to lead our guests in some of the most exotic and remote places on Earth such as the fabled North Shore of O’ahu.

Nadia- With a passion for movement and communication, Nadia was naturally drawn to teaching and adventure guiding at a young age. Her time spent with her family exploring the outdoors fostered her desire to share how amazing the connection to mother nature can be. Blending yoga with self-propelled sports such as skiing and surfing has become a natural evolution of her practice and guides her heart into finding balance and joy.

Constantly inspired by her students and the ever changing elements around her, Nadia teaches with an intuitive style, guiding students to explore their practice within their own physical and emotional boundaries. She believes in the invigorating force of collective practice and feels blessed to be walking down the path of yoga. In her heart, everyday offers an opportunity to harvest the power we hold in embodying the flow of life and living yoga, in all it’s forms.

Nadia has been teaching yoga since 2003 and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Yoga Teacher. She is a student of Shiva Rea, Christopher Tompkins and Jessica Freidman. Is also a graduate of the MokSana Yoga Centre Teacher Training program and is currently part of the amazing Prana Flow train at the Samudra School of Living Yoga.