The last time I was in Hawaii was in 2008. I know, shame. It was a family trip to Kauai. Summer. In other words, not a surf trip. Inadvertently the vacay coincided with the Beijing Olympics. It’s not the worst thing in the world, watching javelin throwing whilst beaming with national pride in paradise. Apparently the Olympics were poorly planned that year, because they overshadowed the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Who knew?
Waipio Little League from Waipahu, Oahu were crushing it. And everywhere we went people were either tuned into the Series or the Games. In the case of the latter, particular attention was paid to Hawaiian athletes like Bryan Clay, a decathlete.