One of me and my wife’s bucket list items was always to swim out to China Man Hat Island off the windward coast of Oahu right off the shore from the Kuaola ranch. So we thought, if we’re going to do it, why not do it at sunrise. So we woke up at the crack of dawn and drove down the coast so we could swim out to the island. I put my camera in my underwater housing and we brought a tripod in a large space bag (basically a big ziplock bag) then paddled out to the island with our boards. Pretty amazing experience as the sunrise was explosive. We were a little late as we were watching the sunrise during the paddle out but we did still get the great morning light straight across the Pacific Ocean. Here’s a panorama I shot from the experience: