Adventures is owned and operated by Wendy Trout (aka: Turtle). Wendy
grew up in Hermosa Beach California and her whole family knew from
the very start that she had salt water, sand, and sun running
through her veins. Before she was even 2 years old she would
regularly escape out of our house and head to the beach. Her parents
would always find her on the beach sitting with the life guards. Her
Mother was the first female life guard in her home town back in the
Turtle (aka: Wendy) - Your
Instructor and Tour Guide
Wendy received her
nickname "Turtle" while working as a certified scuba diver at a
marine park in Florida. There was a Loggerhead turtle named "Bumper" living at the park that just adored and loved her. He would always
try to attack the other divers when they got near him but
never once tried to attack Wendy.
She was able to kiss him on the head and touch him all over his
body, thus earning her the nickname "Turtle" from
co-workers. And this nickname has stuck with her ever since.
While in Florida she also worked as
an alligator handler.
lived almost her entire life on the ocean coasts.
She was a competitive swimmer in both high
school and college and has been a swim instructor and lifeguard. She
served in the US Navy and is a combat veteran.
Wendy learned how to
Stand Up Paddle from her AWESOME nephew
Slater Trout. Slater
won the first ever SUP wave event for ages 18 and under when he was
only 12 years old. He has been competing professionally in the sport of Stand Up Paddle
surfing and Stand Up Paddle racing ever since. Wendy is also a Stand Up Paddle
surfer and Stand Up Paddle racer and has placed in all races. She has helped out with Stand Up Paddle clinics put on by professional elite Stand Up Paddlers, Slater Trout and Helga Goebel.
Wendy has been
teaching Stand Up Paddle since 2009 and has taught in 5 different states, on flat water, open water, down winders, and waves. In addition to Stand
Up Paddle Wendy is also an avid snorkeler, kayaker, body surfer, boogy
boarder and long boarder.
Wendy worked as a
tour guide for Kualoa Ranch for years where she gave 8 of their 9
tours. She was most known at Kualoa Ranch for giving tours about
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