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.”
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.
ZACH THE ZEN MASTER
Zach grew up in coastal North Carolina, spending a lot of his childhood on the water. In North Carolina, Zach worked as an ocean rescue lifeguard for five summers. Zach is also EMT certified and has spent time working in EMS. When not guiding tours, he can often be found surfing breaks along the north shore or spending time with his australian shepherd.
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.