Tur­tle Bay Re­sort to Fea­ture Surf/Yoga Re­treat with Gerry Lopez and Spe­cial Surf Pho­tog­ra­phy Course with Brian Biel­mann and Michael Clark

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Tucked be­hind the ver­dant moun­tains and golden beaches of Oahu’s North Shore stands Tur­tle Bay Re­sort. Sur­rounded by per­fect surf, hid­den trails, and se­cret beaches, Tur­tle Bay prides it­self on its abil­ity to grant its guests ac­cess to the in­ac­ces­si­ble. With this mantra at the fore­front of this ex­pe­ri­en­tial re­sort, Tur­tle Bay re­cently an­nounced the Gerry Lopez Surf Re­al­iza­tion and Yoga Re­treat. Through the re­sort, par­tic­i­pants will be privy to a surf- and yoga-in­spired va­ca­tion with Mr. Pipe­line him­self, Gerry Lopez. Ad­di­tion­ally, the re­sort has also cre­ated a Surf Pho­tog­ra­phy Work­shop where mas­ter surf pho­tog­ra­pher Brian Biel­mann and ad­ven­ture-sports pho­tog­ra­pher Michael Clark will host a four-day clinic, giv­ing guests an op­por­tu­nity to hone their game be­hind the lens un­der the tute­lage of two of the most es­teemed pho­tog­ra­phers in the busi­ness. “We’re re­ally proud and hon­ored to be able to of­fer our guests th­ese once-in-al­ife­time op­por­tu­ni­ties. If you’re a die-hard surf and/or yoga fan, you’ll know just how amaz­ing it would be to spend a va­ca­tion surf­ing and learn­ing about the waves on the North Shore from Mr. Pipe­line him­self, Gerry Lopez,” said Skip Tay­lor, ex­pe­ri­ence cre­ator at Tur­tle Bay. “If you’re a yoga en­thu­si­ast, Gerry will be in­cor­po­rat­ing the skills and knowl­edge he’s learned over the past four decades study­ing yoga. With the Gerry Lopez Surf Re­al­iza­tion and Yoga Re­treat, we’re truly liv­ing up to our claim of of­fer­ing our guests ac­cess to the in­ac­ces­si­ble. Th­ese are the kind of op­por­tu­ni­ties that you’ll only see at Tur­tle Bay.” The four-day long surf and yoga re­treat with Gerry Lopez be­gins on De­cem­ber 9 and will run un­til De­cem­ber 12. Be­cause the re­treat will be capped at 20 peo­ple, par­tic­i­pants will be pro­vided with plenty of op­por­tu­nity to learn from Gerry in a close, in­ti­mate en­vi­ron­ment. Not only will par­tic­i­pants be able to prac­tice surf­ing, yoga, and med­i­ta­tion with Gerry, but they’ll also be given VIP ac­cess to the Bil­l­abong Pipe Masters from the very man that helped pi­o­neer tube-rid­ing at Pipe­line. If you’re not a big-wave ex­pert, don’t fret—the re­treat caters to surfers and yoga en­thu­si­asts of all lev­els. When it comes to surf and ad­ven­ture pho­tog­ra­phy, with its idyl­lic light­ing, land­scape, and ac­tion, Oahu’s North Shore of­fers the per­fect set­ting to hone your skills be­hind the lens. In the Surf Pho­tog­ra­phy Work­shop, which will run from Oc­to­ber 31 to Novem­ber 3, ex­pert surf and ad­ven­ture pho­tog­ra­phers Brian Biel­mann and Michael Clark will be work­ing hand in hand with par­tic­i­pants to cap­ture some of the North Shore’s most amaz­ing mo­ments. This four-day work­shop com­bines daily photo shoots at world-class surf­ing lo­ca­tions as well as class­room in­struc­tion. Half of the time—in the morn­ing and late-af­ter­noon when the light­ing is best—par­tic­i­pants will be “in the field” shoot­ing jaw-drop­ping surf­ing on the North Shore. When not knee-deep in the ac­tion, par­tic­i­pants will be spend­ing their time in the class­room where they’ll re­flect on the day’s im­ages, dis­cuss the lat­est in pho­tog­ra­phy gear, and the gen­eral busi­ness of pho­tog­ra­phy as well hold­ing in-depth dis­cus­sions on the art of shoot­ing surf­ing. The course will also cover dig­i­tal work­flow in de­tail us­ing Adobe Pho­to­shop Lightroom Ver­sion 4.X. Space is limited for both the Surf and Yoga Re­treat with Gerry Lopez as well as the Surf Pho­tog­ra­phy Course. To re­serve your spot now and to learn about pric­ing, email info@northshore­wa­ter­shed to­day.

Gerry Lopez : Im­age by Dana Ed­monds

Alex Gray, Im­age by Brian Biel­mann

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