Life ain't easy, but it always gets you to the right place at the right time. Being mere mortals, we can't plan it. It's in the lap of the gods. Lap dogs. Heh.
In spite of that basic truth, I find it to be no small miracle that we got here to Sunset Beach 24 hours ago, and today the rumored return of the most legendary surfing event in history is riding what the National Weather Service is calling a extra large swell from the North Pacific directly toward the North Shore of O'ahu. If it does indeed arrive here as forecasted on Thursday January 20th, it will mean that The Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau will be held two years in a row. That link will take you to my previous post about the Quiksilver, where you can learn more about the contest and the coincidence. Both are really quite phenomenal.
Hard to believe, but for once, hyperbole fails me. Like everyone else here, I'm waiting for the waves. The moon will be full, the tide will roar up the beach and the surf will be stupendous.