For those that participated this one, they knew it was one of the most challenging ones in memory. There was a small craft advisory with winds coming from the northwest. Said winds were over 20mph, guesting far higher, creating conditions that were “challenging” (or perhaps “hazardous”) to small craft such as kayaks. Swimmers probably benefited from it, as it pushed them across in record time. But this did lead to some lessons learned and the event became more the better for it.