GUIDES

Kayak guide Scott Sundby

CAPTAIN SCOTT SUNDBY

Captain Scott is both the owner and founder of Shaka Kayaks. Captain Scott first visited Oahu when he was 8 years old and it changed his life. He did his first open water scuba dive here at age 9 and became a certified diver at age 10. Continuing his love of the ocean, he vowed never to live more than walking distance to the ocean and 30 years later he has kept this promise. After countless certifications, explorations, and research stints around the world, he found his home on the fabled north shore at Sunset Beach. Captain Scott started Shaka Kayaks with the interest of protecting one of Oahu’s last untouched areas of True Hawai’i by offering environmentally friendly eco-tours that “take only pictures and leave only footprints in the sand.”

a group of people in a boat on a body of water

MIKE THE HONU EXPERT

Mike loves all things water and animal related, making our turtle tours the perfect fit for him.  He prides himself on educating and entertaining guests about the honu and our environment. Growing up Mike was fascinated with nature, spending summers swimming, sailing, wind surfing and attending oceanography and marine biology camps.  This inevitably led to scuba and a life of underwater adventures all over the globe.  Mike has enjoyed being a scuba guide in Southeast Asia and whitewater kayak guide in California.  Now he is here on the North Shore living the Aloha life and looking forward to sharing his knowledge with guests from around the world.

a man riding on the back of a boat in the water

JOSH THE STANDUP GUIDE

Josh grew up in Utah/Colorado but traded in those beautiful Rocky Mountains for this island paradise after he fell in love with the ocean about seven years ago.  Josh always loved the outdoors and everything with the word board in it, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skateboarding and of course surfing (surf boarding) haha. When Josh is not standing up in his kayak looking for honu you can find him on a beach somewhere loving life and spending time with his beautiful daughter!

a person swimming in the water

TOMMY THE TURTLE MAN

Tommy was born and raised all the way on the East Coast of the mainland, in the Jersey Shore. Many summer days spent on the water with family and friends built a love for the ocean at a young age. He also discovered an interest for marine biology volunteering at Cattus Island, an Environmental Center, for several years. After graduating college he packed his bags in search of clear waters, tall mountains, and beautiful wildlife. When he is not spotting Honu in Kawela Bay you can find him hiking, fishing, surfing, or somewhere near the water.  Like all our guides Tommy is First Aid/CPR and Lifesaving certified and he has worked previously as a Jet Ski guide back in Ocean City, Maryland.