My alarm went off at 6am this morning and I hit snooze. Big mistake. I woke up again at 6:52 and I scramble to get out of the house and to the beach before the boats hit the water. I get to the beach and I see two boats sitting in the channel pointed towards Diamond Head, I’m too late. I recognize a paddler from the women’s team and just like me she missed her crew by minutes. What to do what to do? We both have choice parking, beach is crowded this Sunday morning because of the holiday and a south swell, and it seems nothing else to do so early in the day so we stay and talk story for the next couple of hours until the crews come in.