Last weekend, I went over to Oahu for HSA States at Ala Moana Bowls. The waves weren't that big and it was really crowded on the practice days before the contest. I saw a lot of my friends from the outer islands and everything was really fun. Thursday was the first day of the contest. My brother surfed 5 rounds that day and made it into the finals. I watched him all day and it was really cool to see him place 2nd out of 40 other boys. It was my turn on Friday and I didn't surf until 2:30PM. So, my dad, my brother, and I went went to Kewalos for a warm up session. We headed back to the contest and I still had 4 hours left to wait. I focused all day and got 1st in the semis. In the final, I didn't get the biggest and best waves and I placed 2nd. I was super bummed and wanted to win, but I was glad to get 2nd. We went home the next day and I got to sleep in after waking up at 5:00AM for 5 mornings in a row!