Surfers from all over the world come to the North Shore to surf Pipeline and many of surf breaks found along the north shore.
Yesterday we got to see and hear the inventor of the tri-fin thruster board, Simon Anderson, speak at the Turtle Bay Resort. Simon invented this popular board during his professional surf career and has traveled the world chasing the perfect wave!
When developing characters for a fictional story, many of the ideas come from actual events and sightings. Take Hawaii for example, the islands are populated with so many different types of flora and fauna and animal life from whales, to dolphins, to pacific green sea turtles, to flamingos and mongooses (the state bird) and much more. So after getting to see and be in, out and on top of the vast Pacific Ocean, many of these marine animals have inspired brand new characters in Turtle Town: The Green Room.
After learning so much about whale migration and breaching while in Maui, it's obvious the whales will make perfect transportation "comic" characters in Turtle Town: The Green Room, to help the turtles get from island to island at a fast speed! ALL ABOARD! And please, DO NOT sit on the BLOW HOLE!
|A Pacific Humpback Whale|
It doesn't just mean hello and good bye ... it's a way of life.