Turtle Talk-Story

"Talk Story" "Talk Story" is as much a part of Hawaiian culture as the hula and surfing are. Taking time to share a part of your life and a little laughter helps keep everything in perspective. We hope you enjoy our stories. Read a funny story here, and you will be hooked! More in the links to the left...

"...Tale of the Turtle..."

...In 1997 while surfing at Chun's Reef on the north shore of Oahu, I was paddling back out to the lineup when I saw a little local grom not more than ten or eleven years old paddling his little board in front of me on the edge of the reef. I remember thinking how small both he and his board were to be out in the head high surf that day.

As I paddled closer and was about a board length behind him, a huge sea turtle weighing over 300 lbs surfaced out of nowhere about two feet from the little guy in front of me. As the turtle's head broke the surface, it looked right at him and expelled a big, loud burst of air. Just as fast, it then took a big gulp of air and submerged. It all happened in just a few seconds. I was so close and my heart was still pounding from the surprise of it all.

I paddled up to the little boy to reassure him and tell him not to be scared. As I got along side of him, he turned to me and said with confidence, "WO, STINK BREATH!"

~ Courtesy of Brandon Strauch

Read many more very good stories at the links above!.


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Talk Story Bookstore

talk story bookstoreTalk Story bookstore in the town of Hanapepe on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Talk Story is actually the western-most bookstore in the United States, a fact the owner proudly shares with visitors along with a hearty helping of aloha spirit.

Talk Story is where Old Yoshiura Store used to be, and specializes in used, rare, and collectible books. Visit online! Talk Story