Courtesy of Lexie Kelly, Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii.

There was high surf yesterday on Oahu with lots of turbulence, but the conditions are calming down for this year’s 48th annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim across Waikiki Beach in Hawaii tomorrow morning.

Conditions including cross currents, oncoming currents, wind and waves can get very gnarly at times in Hawaii. Every year, the ocean dynamics always throw a wrench into the 2.4-mile ocean race.

2012 Waikiki Roughwater Swim Top 20 Results:
1. Rhys Mainstone 47:29:00
2. Alexander Studzinski 47:48:00
3. Codie Grimsey 48:06:00
4. Ridge Grimsey 48:28:00
5. Michael Sheil 48:37:00
6. Xavier Desharnais 48:48:00
7. Eric Nilsson 50:04:00
8. Kacy Johnson 50:07:00
9. Jayson Hagi 50:09:00
10. Becca Mann 50:38:00 [first woman]
11. Alex Kostich 50:48:00
12. John Dorr 53:19:00
13. Steve Allnutt 53:29:00
14. Jacob Urbano 53:58:00
15. Alistair Maclean 54:07:00
16. Luane Rowe 54:14:00 [second woman]
17. Chris Yontez 54:17:00
18. Kale Ai 54:35:00
19. Jessica Bayliss 54:35:00 [third woman]
20. John De Mestre 54:36:00

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